About this book
A new book by the author of the immensely successful "The Medici", which sold over 55,000 copies. It details Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times.
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 was the first attack on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. He was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. This work looks at his epic military victories and his declaration of himself as emperor.