About this book
Subtitled, "The Path To Power, 1769-1799". Examines his formative years, and how he became, by the age of 30, head of the most powerful country in Europe, and laid the foundation of the legend that still endures to this very day.
Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power was neither inevitable nor smooth; it was full of mistakes, wrong turns and pitfalls. This book examines the evolution of Napoleon's character and the means by which at the age of thirty he became head of the most powerful country in Europe and skilfully fashioned the image of himself.