Comprises Book 1 From 18 Brumaire to Tilsit 1799-1807 translated by Henry F. Stockhold and Book 2 From Tilsit to Waterloo 1807-1815 translated by J.E. Anderson. Introduction and further reading by Andrew Roberts. Georges Lefebvre’s classic work, published here in a single volume in English for the first time, is a definitive portrait of the Napoleonic era. Lefebvre’s history sweeps us from the lightning coup d’état of 18 Brumaire in 1799, which established ‘le petit caporal’ as First Consul, to his final downfall amidst the wheat fields of Waterloo. Lefebvre describes Napoleon as an ‘uprooted person’, neither a nobleman nor a proletarian. Corsican rather than French, he placed himself above the political parties of his day. More than a biography, here is a brilliant survey of the turbulent age Napoleon inaugurated in his attempt to redraw the map of Europe, from the Peninsular War to the invasion of Russia.
- Folio Society First Impression
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 2009
- Red Cloth Hardback, 640 pp
- Colour and black & white illustrations
- Size 255 x 180mm, 2.2kg