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Napoleon Was An Avid Reader: So What Were His Favourite Books?

This from Military History Now. [Napoleon] was then a passionate admirer of Jean-Jacques [Rousseau]; … a fan of the masterpieces of Corneille, Racine and Voltaire. He brought the works of Plutarch, Plato, Cicero, Cornelius Nepos, Livy and Tacitus, translated into French; and those of Montaigne, Montesquieu and Raynal. All of these works filled a trunk…

Troy Camplin Reviews Napoleon in America

A terrific highly thoughtful review of Napoleon in America by the renaissance man that is Troy Camplin. Be sure to check out Troy’s eclectic blog and his book Diaphysics. Many will know that I’m a great fan of Troy’s work — he did a lovely chapter for me entitled “Getting to the Hayekian Network“.  complexitydiaphysicsemergent orderHayekhistorical fictionNapoleonnapoleon in americashannon selinSpontaneous ordertexasTROY CAMPLIN

Napoleon in America

Those of you who know me will know that I’m partial to the writer but with all the objectivity I can muster I have to say that this book is superbly conceived and executed — I know what good writing is. The style is extremely precise and the dialogue authentically rendered in the language of…

Napoleon in America

The opening chapter “General Bonaparte is Missing” and part of chapter two “News Reaches Europe” is trailed on Shannon Selin’s website. I’d encourage you to sign up to keep apprised of the book’s publication details which is expected to occur early in the new year. This work is a superbly researched, executed and an entertaining…

Coming to terms with Napoleon

Matt Dawson is a top-notch illustrator and is currently working on a book project I’m involved with. I came across Matt via the image below (fans of A Confederacy of Dunces will get the reference) and I knew immediately that here was a man of “taste and decency”. If you want a highly responsive, well-judged…