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NAPOLEON AND THE ART OF LEADERSHIP: How a Flawed Genius Changed the History of Europe and the World

NAPOLEON AND THE ART OF LEADERSHIP: How a Flawed Genius Changed the History of Europe and the World
by Nester, William

1-226770

If the art of leadership is about getting what one wants, then Napoleon was among history's greatest masters. He understood and asserted the dynamic relationship among military, economic, diplomatic, technological, cultural, psychological, and thus political power. War was the medium through which he was able to demonstrate his innate skills, leading his armies to victories across Europe.

He overthrew France's corrupt republican government in a coup then asserted near dictatorial powers. Those powers were then wielded with great dexterity in transforming France from feudalism to modernity with a new law code, canals, roads, ports, schools, factories, national bank, currency, and standard weights and measures. With those successes, he convinced the Senate to proclaim him France's emperor and even got the pope to preside over his coronation. He reorganized swaths of Europe into new states and placed his brothers and sisters on the thrones. A psychologically penetrating study of the man who had such a profound effect on the world around him that the entire era still bears his name.

1 vol, 552 pgs 2021 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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