Napoleon explained to my children
Who was Napoleon? A dictator, a reformer? Why is he still hated by some, loved by others? General conqueror of the French Revolution to the First Consul of the all-powerful emperor who puts Europe in his boot to reviver of the French administration, Austerlitz to Waterloo, the monarch victorious man abandoned St. Helena, Jacques-Olivier Boudon revisits the Napoleonic legend and restores the truth about man and the sovereign. With clarity and liveliness, this book answers all the questions raised by the complex and fascinating character of the Emperor who left for France a lasting impression.