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Napoleon's Commentaries on the Wars of Julius Caesar


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Napoleon Bonaparte was born to an obscure Corsican family but rose through the ranks of the French army to become Emperor of France, conqueror of most of Europe and acknowledged military genius. He wrote this book while in exile on Elba. The translator, Robin Alington Maguire is a retired civil engineer with a lifelong passion for military, and particularly ancient, history. He has lectured on both Caesar and Napoleon. He served 18 years in the Territorial Army and now lives in Tasmania, Australia.


"Napoleon's comments on the wars of Caesar are well worth the price of admission. The tidbits that are thrown in from his own time are just amazing... This book was last published fully in 1836. It is high time it has seen the light of day."--A Wargamers Needful Things
"This little work, composed when the former Emperor was on St. Helena, and Englished by retired engineer and military officer Maguire, offers some interesting criticism of Caesar's campaigns and some insights into Napoleon's own military thought. [...] A worthwhile read for anyone interested in either Caesar or Napoleon."--The NYMAS Review

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