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2.97802197802198 out of 52.97802197802198 out of 52.97802197802198 out of 52.97802197802198 out of 52.97802197802198 out of 5 2.98 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alistair Horne Narrator: Paul Hech Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date:
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Alistair Horne is a leading scholar of French history. Here he trains his sights on one of the most compelling figures of the nineteenth century, Napoleon Bonaparte. Far from a mere dictator, Napoleon was a military, political, and social visionary whose legacy can still be felt in France and all over the world. Horne examines the one-time emperor at his most human, from his greatest triumphs to his disastrous failures. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Age of Napoleon is a race through Napoleon’s career, not such much as military leader as the maker of modern France. Horne gets the essentials of Napoleon right.”

    Spectator (UK)

  • “A delightful book, brimming over with contagious enthusiasm for its subject…Horne writes with all the authority of one who knows his subject inside out, and his mastery of telling detail is admirable.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Even those of us who think we know something about the period will find many delightful surprises…In short, it is the perfect read for someone who asks the question: apart from being a great general, what did Napoleon stand for?”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Fleet-footed and fast-moving.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Picoroco | 6/27/2013

    " Pithy and interesting taster of the Napoleonic epoch. For all its brevity the book is at times surprisingly repetitive but I enjoyed the revealing anecdotes and quotations with which Horne sprinkles his text. He clearly understands and has a great love for his subject matter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric | 5/24/2012

    " This was more about the culture of France during the time of Napoleon, I wanted more history. I also didn't care for the writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan | 4/5/2012

    " Not very compellingly written, but contained a great deal of information well organized. Good book for a history buff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jagad5 | 10/19/2011

    " maybe if I read instead of heard the book it might have been better. Since I speak no French the untranslated headlines, proverbs, phrases, etc. were very annoying. were they important? I have no idea. "

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About the Author
Author Alistair Horne

Alistair Horne is the author of eighteen books. He is a fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. In 1993 Horne was awarded the French Légion d’Honneur and in 2003 received a knighthood for his work on the history of France.