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A Life of Napoleon Bonaparte: With a sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French

Ida M. Tarbell

"I shall never, sir, be worthier . . . than I am now. I shall never cure myself of an impetuosity which is all the more dangerous because I believe its motive is sacred." -Napoleon Bonaparte, A Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by Ida Tarbell A Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; with a Sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French (1901) was the second of two biographies Ida Tarbell wrote about the French emperor. It details the life of one of history's greatest military and political leaders, from his earliest youth through his death in exile. Because the author spent several years studying in France, she had a very solid knowledge of French history, and this biography has been described as "definitive." It is also sufficiently fast-paced that the author herself called it "biography on a gallop."

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • Publish Date: Mar 15th, 1905
  • Pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 1.08in - 1.35lb
  • EAN: 9781646797356
  • Categories: MilitaryPoliticalRoyalty

About the Author

Tarbell, Ida M.: - IDA TARBELL (1857-1944) was an American muckraking journalist and biographer who became best known for her 1904 blockbuster The History of the Standard Oil Company, a groundbreaking work which contributed to the eventual breakup of Standard Oil. Tarbell also wrote several biographies, including on Abraham Lincoln and Madame Roland.