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30-second Napoleon : the 50 fundamentals of his life, strategies and legacy, each explained in half a minute / edited by Charles J. Esdaile ; illustrations by Steve Rawlings ; contributors Philip Dwyer, Charles J. Esdaile, Alan Forrest [and 3 others].

Contributor(s): Esdaile, Charles J [editor.] | Rawlings, Steve [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: 30-second.Publisher: London, England : Ivy Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 159 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782405108; 1782405100.Other title: Thirty-second Napoleon [Cover title].Subject(s): Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 | Emperors -- France | France -- History -- 1789-1815Genre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 944.05 Summary: ''30-second Napoleon presents clear and concise questions and answers about Napoleon's life, strategies and legacy. Each entry is summarised in a mere 30-seonds - using just 300 words and one picture, taking the reader from Napoleon's early life and the experiences that shaped him, through his victories and elevation to Emperor of France, and then his defeats and subsequent exile. Illustrated with remarkable graphics, and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, this is the quickest way to conquer your lack of knowledge about this intriguing man"--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

""Napoleon Bonaparte was a man on borrowed time. Every task and duty was expedited with military precision - and timing. He famously gobbled up his déjeuner in a cramp-inducing 10 minutes, dispatched a Spartan supper in 20 or less, and only indulged in four hours of nightly shut-eye. So it's only fitting for a history book to boil down the colossus's tumultuous rise and fall from grace to quick-fire in 30-second chapters (and counting)." - France Today

Almost two centuries since his death, Napoleon Bonaparte remains the subject of vigorous debate. On one side are those with a romantic attachment to ideals of liberty and democracy, on the other are those who would rather see him as an ambitious warlord, bent on establishing a colonial empire in the heart of Europe.

30-Second Napoleon takes in both viewpoints, presenting an engrossing introduction to one of the most recognizable figures in history and one of extraordinary interest whichever point of view you take, romantic or pragmatic: one who did much to modernize Europe, and who stood for both a powerful state and for rational and efficient government, plus such principles as equality before the law and the career open to talent--achievements that explain his continued fascination for so many people.

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

''30-second Napoleon presents clear and concise questions and answers about Napoleon's life, strategies and legacy. Each entry is summarised in a mere 30-seonds - using just 300 words and one picture, taking the reader from Napoleon's early life and the experiences that shaped him, through his victories and elevation to Emperor of France, and then his defeats and subsequent exile. Illustrated with remarkable graphics, and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, this is the quickest way to conquer your lack of knowledge about this intriguing man"--Back cover.