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what do you think is the best biography on this super hero?

i'm also looking for supplementary literature

>> No.18710571

>>18710558
Crime and Punishment.

>> No.18710574
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Bam

>> No.18710575

Roberts was very readable

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Idk, but when you get it, just skip to the part when we BTFO that frog.

>> No.18710579

>>18710574
Butterfly I asked you questions in other thread :3

>> No.18710581

I read the Andrew Roberts one on /lit/'s recommendation; it was good. I then read his account of Caesar's Wars and his autobiography, which were dry, but since you know it is the most influential man of the last millennium it is fun to read. Also his letters and maxims I have read. A research article you could read is this:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/286437?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
It details his transformations of France's Army into the Grande Army. It is titled "Toward an Army of Honor" in case the link doesn't work
Also watch this 5.5 hour silent film on his days a kid to the Italian campaign in 1797: https://m4uhd.tv/watch-movie-napoleon-1927-229317.html

>> No.18710586

>>18710579
And I told you to fuck off

>> No.18710588

>>18710586
But.

Do you have a child?

>> No.18710590

>>18710558
Phenomenology of Spirit

>> No.18710592

>>18710558
Just read the Tolstoys essays from W&P, you'll lose interest in this evil-doer.

>> No.18710594

>>18710576
the pure fear that inspired these british cartoons is always hilarious

>> No.18710597

>>18710581
yeah I'm almost finished Napoleon the Great, it's been fantastic

>> No.18710609

>>18710594
Cope. The British were just having a jolly good time after Trafalgar. No fear. Just good chaps having a laugh. Classic bri'ish, innit

>> No.18710621

>>18710609
ok nige

>> No.18710651
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>>18710594
>these british cartoons
>Cartoon is in French
>Artist named Frederic Dubois
Bloody hell, you can do better than that right?
>https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1866-0407-932
>https://youtu.be/_rdIJ0sEEmA

>> No.18710754

>>18710651
nice picture of an irishman

>> No.18710767

Messieurs... were l'anglos right?
>Napoleon was so sure of its importance that he would continue to repeat it, mantra-like, throughout 1806, referring in particular to the seminal experience of Binasco, the Italian village near to Pavia that was raised to the ground in 1796. And so he wrote to Junot, on 19 January, instructing him to be firmer in Parma: “It is not with words that you keep the peace in Italy. Have a large village raised and execute a dozen insurgents as an example to the people of this country.”(2) He would reiterate these orders on 4 February. On 5 August, it was Joseph's turn to be instructed: “Too often you confuse a king's kindness with that of individuals. Execute three people from each of the revolt-leaders' villages.”(3)

>> No.18710827

>>18710754
>irishman
Cope, he was more Anglo than he ever was Irish and he definitely was 100% BRITISH which automatically makes him more of a man than any dirty old Fenian ever was.

>> No.18712410

>>18710558
Napoleon: A Political Life by Steven Englund

Also check out:
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History by Alexander Mikaberidze
Napoleon: A Life by Paul Johnson

>> No.18712548

>>18710576
anglos ruined everything

>“Women should not be looked upon as equals of men. They are, in fact, only machines for making babies.”
>[N]othing is worse, or more open to censure, than the idea of letting young girls appear on the stage, or stimulating rivalry among them by allowing them to take places in form. It is good for men, who may have to make speeches, and who, having to master so many subjects, need the support and stimulus of competition. But in the case of young girls, competition should be banned: we don’t want to rouse their passions, or to give play to the vanity which is one of the liveliest instincts of their sex.

>> No.18712646

I have read 4 books on him
>Napoleon, by Vince Cronin
>Napoleon the Great, by Andrew Roberts
>Moscow 1812, by Adam Zamoyski
>Rites of Peace, by Adam Zamoyski (this one is less about him personally, more about the Congress of Vienna and surrounding events.)

All were good, but you know, Roberts' Napoleon bio isn't perfect. Does it have more information than Cronin? Yes, but do does a textbook. Robert's biography is missing readability. It's missing poetry. However, it is not missing casualty counts and missing banner counts for every single engagement of his career. I understand studying the battles and campaigns matters, but not like this. David Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon is what you want (I haven't read it yet, but it's the Bible of Napoleonic Campaigns.)

Roberts tries to make it so that his book is a one-stop-shop for all things Napoleon, and if you had to read one book on him, it is a fine choice. But you're not going to read just one book on him. Anyway if you want to know what Napoleon meant by "what a novel my life has been," read Cronin. (f you want a 1000 page version of a Wikipedia article, go for it. Modern historians are lousy stylists.

>> No.18712696

>>18710594
it's a bourbon cartoon you idiot

>> No.18712885

>>18710558
For me, it's his annotations on Machiavelli's The Prince. Not much was written by Napoleon. I want to see into his mind not just the praises of historians.

>> No.18712926

>anglo arch-tory historian writes biopic of Napoleon
>says with confidence that the world would have been a better place had Napoleon won
Love Roberts, me

>> No.18714222

>>18712885
This is something I have begun to do as well. Most biographers are less intelligent than the men they are documenting, so why not just read the important person’s personal account of an event and supplement it with academic work?

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As a complementary tangent, Stefan Zweig's biography of Joseph Fouche captures the subterranean danger and personalities of the Napoleonic era that may be underappreciated in the heroic hagiographies of Napoleon himself through a biography of the next most interesting person of the time. Fouche was a creature of the revolution, a true political animal who begins as proto-Chekist revolutionary butcher of Lyon, then conspirator against Robespierre, before establishing himself as police minister for Napoleon and managing the Empire's internal security and peace. He arranges Napoleon's surrender after the 100 days and serves as police minister for the Bourbons.

>> No.18714421

>>18710574
ty

>> No.18714522

>>18714376
>Zweig
What an interesting rec. Thanks, anon.

>> No.18714609

>>18710558
https://shannonselin.com/2016/10/napoleon-met-goethe/

>> No.18714632

>>18710558
Autistic tyrant.

>> No.18714682

>>18712548
>be napoleon
>ultimate ladder climber try hard
>finally wind up on top of the pile
>still gets cucked for being a manlet with shit tier physiognomy
>when he FINALLY convinces the pope to let him divorce his OPENLY cheating wife he can't even take her title, she remains Queen and his new wife is just a noblewoman.
>worst part is that he writes all those cringy letters to her while he's in egypt and she doesn't even reply
Manlets BTFO

>> No.18715318

>>18710576
What art style is this?

>> No.18715327

>>18715318
its an ancestral virgin vs chad

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