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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Tyler

Napoleon: A short reading list

Napoleon the Great Andrew Roberts

Napoleon Adam Zamoyski

(The latest and arguably one of the best one volume biographies)

The Age of Napoleon Alistair Horne

Napoleon 1815-40 Philip Dwyer

Any of the Osprey published military history books, eg Jena 1806 by David Chandler

Waterloo Andrew Roberts (best short introduction)

Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows Ruth Scurr

(The author is an acknowledged expert on The French Revolution - This book is offbeat and wonderful. I find her writing quite addictive)

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