e and others had toiled so hard to construct. A brilliant tactician. he was no strategist.But nor was Napoleon an evil monster. He could be selfish and violent but there is no evidence of him wishing to inflict suffering gratuitously. His motives were mostly praiseworthy and his ambition no greater than that of contemporaries such as Alexander I of Russia. Wellington. Nelson and many more. What made his ambition exceptional was the scope it was accorded by circumstance.Adam Zamoyski strips away the lacquer of prejudice and places Napoleon the man within the context of his times. In the 1790s. a young Napoleon entered a world at war. a bitter struggle for supremacy and survival with leaders motivated by a quest for power and by self-interest. He did not start this war but it dominated his life and continued. with one brief interruption. until his final defeat in 1815.Based on primary sources in many European languages. and beautifully illustrated with portraits done only from life. this

e and others had toiled so hard to construct. A brilliant tactician. he was no strategist.But nor was Napoleon an evil monster. He could be selfish and violent but there is no evidence of him wishing to inflict suffering gratuitously. His motives were mostly praiseworthy and his ambition no greater than that of contemporaries such…

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e and others had toiled so hard to construct. A brilliant tactician. he was no strategist.But nor was Napoleon an evil monster. He could be selfish and violent but there is no evidence of him wishing to inflict suffering gratuitously. His motives were mostly praiseworthy and his ambition no greater than that of contemporaries such as Alexander I of Russia. Wellington. Nelson and many more. What made his ambition exceptional was the scope it was accorded by circumstance.Adam Zamoyski strips away the lacquer of prejudice and places Napoleon the man within the context of his times. In the 1790s. a young Napoleon entered a world at war. a bitter struggle for supremacy and survival with leaders motivated by a quest for power and by self-interest. He did not start this war but it dominated his life and continued. with one brief interruption. until his final defeat in 1815.Based on primary sources in many European languages. and beautifully illustrated with portraits done only from life. this

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aNapoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read Sir Antony Beevor. author of StalingradA landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths. The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources. Adam Zamoyskis portrait of Napoleon is historical biography at its finest.Napoleon inspires passionately held and often conflicting visions. Was he a god-like genius. Romantic avatar. megalomaniac monster. compulsive warmonger or just a nasty little dictator?While he displayed elements of these traits at certain times. Napoleon was none of these things. He was a man and. as Adam Zamoyski presents him in this landmark biography. a rather ordinary one at that. He exhibited some extraordinary qualities during some phases of his life but it is hard to credit genius to a general who presided over the worst (and self-inflicted) disaster in military history and who single-handedly destroyed the great enterprise h

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American Panic

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What political panics-from the Salem witch trials to the Tea Party-can tell us about our modern societyIn American Panic. New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American. on one level or another. falls victim to the hype. intensity. and propaganda that accompany political panic. regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch trials to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration. gay marriage. and the construction of mosques. Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans. Native Americans. Catholics. Mormons. Jews. Chinese and Japanese peoples. communists. capitalists. women. and a highly turbulent but largely f

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Give Us Liberty

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Former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and leading organizer of the Tea Party movement. Dick Armey offers a Tea Party Manifesto: Give Us Liberty. Written with Matt Kibbee. President and CEO of FreedomWorks. Give Us Liberty defines the issues and agenda of the wildfire grassroots movement that is electrifying the nation. as it calls on fiscal conservatives to take back America.

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ion. heals your body. and helps battle depression. Jacobs gleans wisdom from vivid characters all over the globe. including the Minnesota miners who extract the iron that makes the steel used in coffee roasters. to the Madison Avenue marketers who captured his wandering attention for a moment. to the farmers in Colombia. Along the way. Jacobs provides wonderful insights and useful tips. from how to focus on the hundreds of things that go right every day instead of the few that go wrong. And how our culture overemphasizes the individual over the team. And how to practice the art of ‚;savoring meditation’ and fall asleep at night. Thanks a Thousand is a reminder of the amazing interconnectedness of our world. It shows us how much we take for granted. It teaches us how gratitude can make our lives happier. kinder. and more impactful. And it will inspire us to follow our own ‚;Gratitude Trails.’

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A. J. Jacobs

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