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Book Review: Philip Dwyer's Napoleon: The path to power 1769-1799 (London: Bloomsbury; 2007, pp. 480. Price GBP₤20 hb.).

Webster, A. (2008) Book Review: Philip Dwyer's Napoleon: The path to power 1769-1799 (London: Bloomsbury; 2007, pp. 480. Price GBP₤20 hb.). History Australia, 5 (1). 22.1-22.3.

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Abstract

Was it circumstances, or was it him? It is the inevitable question when one considers the career of the young Napoleon Bonaparte and his extraordinary rise to power amidst the tumult of revolutionary France. How did he come so far, so fast? Philip Dwyer’s engrossing study, Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769–1799, the first instalment of his two-volume biography, provides a thoughtful and ultimately convincing answer...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Australian History Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23945
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