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Andrew Roberts

How Napoleon Conquered Europe and Changed the World

4.7 (207 ratings)
39 mins

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'Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great' by Andrew Roberts is a short biographical book giving insight into the life of one of the greatest military geniuses in history.

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    Few people have left as large a mark on history as Napoleon Bonaparte – a man of relatively humble origins who became an emperor and conquered much of Europe. 

    In this bedtime biography, we’ll explore Napoleon’s story. We’ll learn about his upbringing, his rise to power, and his many battles and wars. It’s a long and fascinating story, so make sure you’re comfy, and we’ll begin.

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    What is Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great about?

    Narrated by Cathleen McCarron

    Music by Federico Coderoni

    Napoleon the Great (2014) is an in-depth look into the life and times of the infamous French conqueror, Napoleon Bonaparte. These blinks detail how Napoleon, once a penniless young man, became a general at the age of 24 before going on to revolutionize the French military and government, and leaving an indelible mark on European and world history. 

    Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great Review

    Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great provides a fascinating account of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte and why he is still remembered as one of the greatest military leaders in history. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • By offering meticulously researched facts and insights into Napoleon's strategic genius, it gives readers a deeper understanding of his remarkable achievements.
    • The book explores Napoleon's complex personality and his impact on European history, shedding light on his successes, failures, and enduring legacy.
    • With its engaging storytelling style and rich historical context, the book manages to transform Napoleon's story into an exciting, page-turning narrative.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great?

    • History buffs
    • Students of European and military history 
    • Anyone interested in a truly fascinating life story

    About the Author

    Andrew Roberts is a renowned and award-winning historian and biographer. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and his other titles include The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War and Salisbury: Victorian Titan.

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    The main message of Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great is the life and legacy of one of history's most influential figures.

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    Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great is worth reading for its fascinating insight into the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, one of history's most captivating figures.

    Who is the author of Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great?

    The author of Bedtime Biography: Napoleon The Great is Andrew Roberts.

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