S problems in his personal life his domestic policies and his international allies Price certainly isn t the irst to suggest this and won t be the last It is still a well written book Where this book shines though is it s use of sources Price leaves the battlefield and recreates a narrative using the documents rom the network of diplomats politicians provocateurs and monarchs that so desperately wanted an end to the Napoleonic War Being a huge admirer of Napoleon myself this book was a must read We need some actual works to bring the stride of the demigod as Goethe so elegantly put it back into reality And this is achieved with success This book of a diplomatic distill than a military one which I greatly appreciate brings Napoleon and the surrounding circumstances of his active late years into perspective and the responsible the Emperor held in the events unfolding After reading some of the major recent biographies on Napoleon being somehow accustomed to his life and times opinion books always based on acts of course although hard to come by are much appreciated and the author manages to do that with some of his ensights One of the new pieces of information that this book offers is the act that Napoleon could be in the two to three year period this book analyses suffering When Dads Don't Grow Up from a pituitary condition that may explain the decisions taken and the postu Buena narrativa de los ltimos a os de Napole n y la situaci n general de Europa Desde la retirada de Rusia hasta su abdicaci n tras Waterloo Book on Tape Didn tinis. On on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power Explaining why Napoleon Miles from Kara failed to explore a compromise peace that could have allowed him to keep his crown arguing that the answer to this uestion has powerful implicationsor our understanding of the Napoleonic wars Ultimately Price provides a convincing portrait of the Emperor's decline exposing his blindness intransigence and miscalculations; his preference or war and his declining ability to wage it; and his nearly pathological ear of a dishonorable peace A deeply researched study of the moment of a great man's all Napoleon The End of Glory orces us to reconsider Napoleon's character motives and the reasons or his spectacular ailu.
Were opportunities High Heat for him to retain his throne but he misread every situation always believing that one victory would solve everythingThis book is a valuable addition to the studies of the period I have read two or three biographies of Napoleon but I actually got a much clearer impression of his characterrom this book than rom any of them Great book Well researched and a pleasure to read This is a decent rational and a balanced text expressing well the persepective of events rom the allied point of view Very enlightening I am new to Napoleonic history and ound this book to be a compelling eye opener Munro Price has a very readable style or historic literature Munro Price s ocus on the last two years of Napoleon s reign is a ascinating and extremely detailed look at all the small decisions and A treatise on the law of marital rights in Texas factors that led to Napoleon sall rom power Price not only examines in detail Napoleon s motivations but also the motivations of the other powers at play Several historical sources which had never been drawn on before surprisingly but or a variety of reasons were drawn on Lots of Hearts for this book and it makes it nearly reuired readingor anyone interested in the European wide actors that lead to the Bourbon restoration Fantastic book Nice mix of diplomacy battle tactics as well as personal narratives Also mined some new sources Dramatis Personae of the non major personalities is a great idea Very enjoyable Price asserts that the all of Napoleon didn t begin with the Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss failed Russian campaign but rather started with Napoleon. History between 1812 and 1814 Napoleon The End of Glory offers a complete picture of the Emperor's decline andall than any previous work Price analyzes the political military and diplomatic events of the period Don't Hex with Texas from Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multipleailed attempts by Austria to broker peace He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian oreign minister Metternich whose desire or euilibrium within the European states system clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection and the charming and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror of the French Revoluti.
This book examines the period between the retreat Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation from Moscow to Napoleon sirst abdication It is as the author points out a somewhat neglected area and he puts that right in this work He gives a very good account of the events between 1812 and 1814 and using many personal writings and memoirs he asks if Napoleon could have come to a negotiated peace with the allies The answer rom the allied point of view seems to have been yes Although they were hardly of one mind on the uture they were all aware of the cost of Bunco Babes Tell All fighting all the way to Paris Tsar Alexander was lookingor glory but was temperamental and was a poor military commander Metternich was a highly skilled statesman looking to ensure Austria still a French ally at the beginning of the period came out on the winning side Prussia was in many ways a junior partner devastated by the previous period of war she was Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi finallyree to switch sides and brought a significant military contribution to the allied side not least in the ascinating character of Blucher Britain meanwhile was slowly advancing through Spain and although she had as yet no troops elsewhere in Europe it was her subsidies which kept the other allies going All were open to the idea of peaceNapoleon however was not What comes across strongly is that whilst he may have been one of the great military igures of history although his powers were diminishing by this point he was simply unable to play the diplomatic game He interpreted any offer of peace or negotiation as weakness Time and time again there. On April 20 1814 after a dizzying series of battles campaigns and diplomatic intrigues a defeated Napoleon Bonaparte made his arewell speech to the Old Guard in the courtyard of the Chateau de Fontainebleau and set off or exile on the island of Elba Napoleonic legend asserts that the Emperor was brought down by oreign powers determined to destroy him and discredit his achievements with the aid of highly placed domestic traitors Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812 his all became inevitableBut in Close to Hugh fact as Munro Price shows in this brilliant new book Napoleon'sall could have been avoided altogether Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic.
Munro Price is a British historian noted for his award winning work on French history Price was educated at Cambridge University For most of his career he has been based at the University of Bradford where he is currently professor of Modern European History He has also taught at the University of Swansea and the University of Lyon