Napoleon: A Life

A new biography of Napoleon is now available.  And it’s quite good!  Although it must be admitted that the author, Andrew Roberts, ‘likes’ Napoleon, unlike other biographers who write from the perspective that Napoleon was a blight upon Europe, an arrogant, ambitious and evil man.  Andrew Roberts presents Napoleon as a tactical military genius, who unfortunately and very humanly made a few massive strategic errors, and who was a lousy statesman.  In other words, Napoleon’s impact upon the world was immeasurable; the effects of his life continue to impact Europe and the global community.