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rational and balanced text xpressing well the persepective of Snowflakes on the Sea events from the allied point of view Fantastic book Nice mix of diplomacy battle tactics as well as personal narratives Also mined some new sources Dramatis Personae of the non major personalities is a great idea Verynjoyable Buena narrativa de los ltimos a os de Napole n y La Situaci N General De Europa Desde La Retirada De situaci n general de Europa Desde la retirada de hasta su abdicaci n tras Waterloo Great book Well researched and a pleasure to read Munro Price s focus on the last two years of Napoleon s reign is a fascinating and xtremely detailed look At All The Small Decisions all the small decisions factors that led to Napoleon s fall from power Price not only xamines in detail Napoleon s motivations but also the motivations of the other powers at play Several historical sources which had never been drawn on before surprisingly but for a variety of reasons were drawn on for this book and it makes it nearly reuired reading for anyone interested in the European wide factors that lead to the Bourbon restoration Being a huge admirer of Napoleon myself this book was a must read We need some factual works to bring the stride of the demigod as Goethe so legantly put it back into reality And this is achieved with success This book of a diplomatic distill than a military one which I greatly appreciate brings Napoleon and the surrounding circumstances of his active late years into perspective and the responsible the Emperor held in the vents unfolding After reading some of the major recent biographies on Napoleon being somehow accustomed to his life and times opinion books always based on facts of course although hard to come by are much appreciated and the author manages to do that with some of his nsights One of the new piece. On April 20 1814 after a dizzying series of battles campaigns and diplomatic intrigues a defeated Napoleon Bonaparte made his farewell speech to the Old Guard in the courtyard of the Chateau de Fontainebleau and set off for xile on the island of Elba Napoleonic legend asserts that the Emperor was brought down by foreign powers determined to destroy him and discredit his achievements with the aid of highly placed domestic traitors Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812 his fall became inevitableBut in fact as Munro Price shows in this brilliant new book Napoleon's fall could have been avoided altogether Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic. Prussia was in many ways a junior partner devastated by the previous period of war she was finally free to switch sides and brought a significant military contribution to the previous period of war she was finally free to switch sides and brought a significant military contribution to the side not least in the fascinating character of Blucher Britain meanwhile was slowly advancing through Spain and although she had as yet no troops lsewhere in Europe it was her subsidies which kept the other allies going All were open to the idea of peaceNapoleon however was not What comes across strongly is that whilst he may have been one of the great military figures of history although his powers were diminishing by this point he was simply unable to play the diplomatic game He interpreted any offer of peace or negotiation as weakness Time and time again there were opportunities for him to retain his throne but he misread very situation always believing that one victory would solve Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, everythingThis book is a valuable addition to the studies of the period I have read two or three biographies of Napoleon but I actually got a much clearer impression of his character from this book than from any of them Verynlightening I am new to Napoleonic history and found this book to be a compelling ye opener Munro Price has a very readable style for historic literature Price asserts that the fall of Napoleon didn t begin with the failed Russian campaign but rather started with Napoleon s problems in his personal life his domestic policies and his international allies Price certainly isn t the first to suggest this and won t be the last It is still a well written book Where this book shines though is it s use of sources Price leaves the battlefield and recreates "a narrative using the documents from the network "narrative using the documents from the network diplomats politicians provocateurs and monarchs that so desperately wanted an nd to the Napoleonic War. On on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power Explaining why Napoleon failed to xplore a compromise peace that could have allowed him to keep his crown arguing that the answer to this uestion has powerful implications for our understanding of the Napoleonic wars Ultimately Price provides a convincing portrait of the Emperor's decline xposing his blindness intransigence and miscalculations; his preference for war and his declining ability to wage it; and his nearly pathological fear of a dishonorable peace A deeply researched study of the moment of a great man's fall Napoleon The End of Glory forces us to reconsider Napoleon's character motives and the reasons for his spectacular failu. S of information that this book offers is the fact that Napoleon could be in the two to three year period this book analyses suffering from a pituitary condition that may xplain the decisions taken and the posture the Emperor assumed on some of the decisive moments But this is only valid as advanced for the lack "of genius stroke in some of his military actions whereas the "genius stroke in some of his military actions whereas the ones remain product of his inner struggle and the aversion to a less than honourable peace for France and the Revolution achievements mainly territorialy wise And this factor is present throughout the narrativeAnother point in my opinion well presented is the marshal s decision to ask For Napoleon S First Abdication Napoleon s first abdication works present this as a full out betrayl but here it is presented as a recognition that a nation as a continuos reality xists independently of its rulers and above all its people will remain the preponderant factor when it comes to its continuance More than a reduced biography a study and a very good one at that This book Desire in Seven Voices examines the period between the retreat from Moscow to Napoleon s first abdication It is as the author points out a somewhat neglected area and he puts that right in this work He gives a very good account of thevents between 1812 and 1814 and using many personal writings and memoirs he asks if Napoleon could have come to a negotiated peace with the allies The answer from the allied point of view seems to have been yes Although they were hardly of one mind on the future they were all aware of the cost of fighting all the way to Paris Tsar Alexander was looking for glory but was temperamental and was a poor military commander Metternich was a highly skilled statesman looking to nsure Austria still a French ally at the beginning of the period came out on the winning side. History between 1812 and 1814 Napoleon The End of Glory offers a complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall than any previous work Price analyzes the political military and diplomatic vents of the period from Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian foreign minister Metternich whose desire for The Casa Mono Cookbook euilibrium within the European states system clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection and the charming andnigmatic Alexander I of Russia And he xplores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror of the French Revoluti. ,