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Rupert Degas does a good job with the narration, conveying the information clearly in its near-outline form.
His narration of the closing summation of Napoleon's legacy is eloquent. Gregory Fremont-Barnes. War in European History. Michael Howard. Napoleon's Wars.
Audio CD , Abridged , 0 pages. Napoleon decided to delay his first major attack until the ground had dried out. For now, there was peace in Europe. Moreau, however, preferred to cross the Rhine at intervals over a distance of 60 miles approximately km and to encounter the Austrians before concentrating his own forces. Napoleon's mind was also on the terrain. Eager to get rid of this potential challenger, the Directory agreed to let Napoleon take an army on an Egyptian campaign to capture Egypt and hamper British shipping to India.
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Neil Wenborn. Napoleon – In a Nutshell. Read by Rupert Degas. unabridged. Napoleon is one of the giants of modern history. From the last days of the French . Napoleon Bonaparte (), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (
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Narrator s : Rupert Degas. Publisher: W F Howes. Please log in to view pricing. Description This 'In a Nutshell' guide explores the life and legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose actions as the French military and political leader shaped European politics - his Napoleonic code influenced the judicial foundations of most of Western Europe.
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