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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Napoleon: A life

I tried to find a photo of the book were it didn't have this irritating "look inside" but alas I could not.

I had to read this book for my class on the "history of Modern War and Society". Right away I loved the book. One of my favorite lines in the book is "more books and been written about Napoleon than anyone else - except for Christ". What is it that fascinates us about this little guy?

I enjoyed the books smooth transitions and wonderful information. I didn't feel like I had to labour to read it (as I did while reading Cheese and Worms)

Napoleon a Life by Paul Johnson


Darla D said...

sounds like an interesting class - and I'm glad you liked the book. You're right - it is funny that people are so obsessed with Napoleon. I haven't read any biographies of him, but he's always struck me as being a totally bizarre kind of guy. Was he?

margaret said...

He was indeed. We were doing an in class discussion about him and someone labeled him as a sociopath and my teacher was eager to talk about it.

I still can't figure out what make him so perplexing.

Cozy in Texas said...

If you have a picture that you want to remove something from, copy and paste into Paint and you can crop it from there then save it as a JPG file.