The Best: biography of Napoleon

Friends and students (I teach French online through Skype), often ask me advice about books. Suddenly I thought that I might as well share with all of you, so this may become some type of memes.

Yesterday, I was asked what would be the best biography of Napoleon.

After a bit of research, it seems the best biography so far is

Napoleon

It is 926 pages long and was published in November 2014.
It received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography (2014).

Then I realized it was already on my TBR shelf!

I also found 2 fascinating lists, with a short summary for each book, here and here.
And I read a good historical novel set in Napoleon’s court:
Second Empress
Click on the cover to access  my review
Other good novels related to Napoleon:
The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour
and
For The King
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHICH BIOGRAPHY OR NOVEL 
ON NAPOLEON
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
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8 thoughts on “The Best: biography of Napoleon

  1. I have a smattering of knowledge of French history but it pre-dates Napoleon. Any fictional books set in the period that you would recommend? I know I’ll never read a non fiction of this length

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