Robert Stewart

The man they love to write about

The Age of Napoleon
by Alistair Horne
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £14.99, pp. 182, ISBN 029760791X

More words have been written about Napoleon than about any other historical figure, even Abraham Lincoln. Whether he betrayed, or carried on, the French Revolution is a question that agitates historians.

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