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The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte: The rise
Napoleon Bonaparte has been too often the victim of biographical exuberance, a satanic revisionism that treats him either as a demi-god or as devil incarnate. But in this major new two-volume biography, Robert Asrepy has preferred to treat him as a human being - as a child, a man, a general, a lover, a husband, a king, an emperor, a father, a conqueror, a statesman and, finally, a prisoner. The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Volume 1 - The Rise chronicles the beginning of this most extraordinary of lives, from Napoleon's birth in 1769 to the historic Battle of Austerlitz in 1805, when he brilliantly defeated the Austro-Russian armies.