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The Age of Napoleon

Napoleon, Symbol for an Age: A Brief History With Documents by Rafe Blaufarb. A collection of primary sources, including confidential memoranda and correspondence, speeches, memoirs, letters, police reports, and songs. Includes maps, illustrations, and a chronology.

The Age of Napoleon by Susan P. Conner. Describes the emperor in his own words and the words of his contemporaries.

Napoleon's Empire: European Politics in Global Perspective edited by Ute Planert. Examines the impact of the Napoleonic era on more than 20 countries, from Western Europe and the Mediterranean, across the Baltic Sea to the Ibero-Atlantic area, and the Ottoman Empire.

The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne. This account of the reign and legacy of Napoleon covers his birth into poverty, rise to prominence after the French Revolution, military prowess, and 20-year rule.

The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone by Daniel Meyerson. The haunting saga of the Rosetta Stone, which was discovered during the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt.

Napoleon and Europe

Europe Under Napoleon by Michael Broers. Concentrates on the experience of the people of Europe during the time when half of the continent fell under his rule.

Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe by Alexander Grab. Explores the impact of Napoleon's domination throughout his empire and the response of the Europeans to his rule.

Napoleon and Europe edited by Phillip G. Dwyer. A critical reappraisal of Napoleon's world and his impact upon it.

The End of the Old Order: Napoleon and Europe, 1801-1805 by Frederick W. Kagan. This book -- the first volume in a four-volume study of Napoleon and Europe -- taps hitherto unused archival materials from Austria, Prussia, France, and Russia to present the balanced perspective of all of the major players of Europe.

Napoleon's Empire: European Politics in Global Perspective edited by Ute Planert. Examines the impact of the Napoleonic era on more than 20 countries, from Western Europe and the Mediterranean, across the Baltic Sea to the Ibero-Atlantic area, and the Ottoman Empire.

Napoleon and France

The Legend of Napoleon by Sudhir Hazareesingh. Sheds light on France's fascination with Napoleon's memory and the tenacity of popular affection for him.

Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon by Bernard Chevallier, photos by Marc Walter. A photographic odyssey through France's most splendid Neoclassical residences, including extravagant chateaus, beautiful urban palaces, and Napoleon's official homes.

Walks Through Napoleon and Josephine's Paris by Diana Reid Haig. This pocket-sized guide leads readers on five walks through Paris. Visit the prison where Josephine was held during the Revolution, restaurants where the couple dined, and more.

Napoleon and the French Revolution

Napoleon and the Revolution by David P. Jordan. This book argues that Napoleon saved the work of the French Revolution, albeit unintentionally.

The French Revolution and Napoleon: Crucible of the Modern World by Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer. A globally-oriented narrative history of events from 1789 until the fall of Napoleon. Includes maps and timelines.

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Siege of Toulon by James Charles Fox. The first victory of the future emperor of France, 1793.

The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792-1815 by Owen Connelly. Examines the causes of the wars, the impact of the Revolution on future wars; Napoleon's leadership style; and more. Includes 20 detailed maps.

Napoleon and Italy

Napoleon and Italy: 1805-1815 by Juan Carlos Camignari and Giles Boue. About Napoleon's love for Italy and his desire to make it a model French state.

Napoleon and Russia

Napoleon and Russia by Michael Adams. Tells the full story of Napoleon and his crucial relationship with Russia, from his rise to power to his fall and its aftermath.

Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven. The first-ever history of the period told from the Russian perspective, from the 1807 treaty signed by Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I to the Russian army's improbable entry into Paris in 1814.

Napoleon and the United States

The Emperor's Last Campaign: A Napoleonic Empire in America by Emilio Ocampo. The Bonapartists who emigrated from France after Napoleon's defeat contemplated a new empire in the Western Hemisphere, with encouragement of the fallen emperor himself and his brother Joseph, former King of Spain, who lived in exile in the United States.

Napoleon's Atlantic: The Impact of Napoleonic Empire in the Atlantic World edited by Christophe Belaubre, Jordana Dym, and John Savage. An introduction to recent scholarship on how Napoleonic wars contributed to post-imperial identities in the Americas.

Napoleon's Troublesome Americans: Franco-American Relations, 1804-1815 by Peter P. Hill. In 1812, the U.S. Congress came within two votes of declaring war on Napoleon Bonaparte's French empire. This book details America's troubled relationship with Napoleon and explains how war was averted.

The Louisiana Purchase

Jefferson's Great Gamble: The Remarkable Story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the Men Behind the Louisiana Purchase by Charles A. Cerami. How American leaders outwitted Napoleon Bonaparte, the world's most powerful ruler, and secured a new future for the United States.

A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America by John Kukla. How rivalries between Napoleon and other leaders shaped the new American republic.

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Other Countries

Napoleon and the British by Stuart Semmel. Reconstructs the role that the French leader played in the British political, cultural, and religious imagination in the early 19th century.

Napoleon and Persia: Franco-Persian Relations Under the First Empire by Iradj Amini. Examines Napoleon's interest in India, the British and French missions to Persia (now called Iran), Russia's hostility to Persia, and the rise of British influence in Persia.

Napoleon and Art & Literature

After the Revolution: Antoine-Jean Gros, Painting and Propaganda Under Napoleon Bonaparte by David O'Brien. A compelling account of a brilliant, sensitive artist working for an increasingly autocratic regime.

Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812-1820 by Thomas Crow. How social upheavals after the collapse of the French Empire reshaped artists' lives and careers.

Napoleon the Novelist by Andrew Martin. Looks at the French emperor's interest in literature and his attempts to write fiction.

Napoleon and English Romanticism by Simon Bainbridge. Focusing on Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey, Byron and Hazlitt, Bainbridge shows how Romantic writers constructed different Napoleons as part of their political and cultural debate.

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