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July 2016 Recommendation

Title: Napoleon: A Life


Book Description:

The biography of the great soldier-statesman Napoleon His battles (Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo...) are among the greatest in history, but Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first biography to take advantage of the publication of Napoleon’s 33 thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife…

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77Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach by Dandridge M. Malone
88The Three Meter Zone by James D. Pendry
99The Threatening Storm by Kenneth Pllack
1010Battle Cry of Freedom by James M McPherson
1111Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T Phillips
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1313Company Commander by Charles Brown MacDonald
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