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1 Schom, Alan. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE: A LIFE.
New York Harper Collins 1997 First edition 
888pp, illus. Fine in dj. A sprawling biography with much valuable original research, sadly marred by regular lapses into utter insanity--for example when Schom cites General Thiebault's description of Napoleon's odd behavior at a soiree at Compiegne, then diagnoses it as a 'walking epileptic trance' which the dozens of other people present 'instinctively suppressed from their memoirs.'(!!!) You also have to wonder about the author's taste in women--he describes the simian Madame de Stael as 'lovely'! His scholarship on the finances of the Empire is original and first-rate. Recommended, but should be read with great caution.

 
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2 Schom, Alan. ONE HUNDRED DAYS: NAPOLEON'S ROAD TO WATERLOO.
New York 1992 First Edition 
398pp, illus. Tiny coffee stain to bottom edge, o/w fine in dj. An interesting and original book, with the vitriol that overwhelmed Schom's later work just becoming apparent. His chapters on the organization and financing of the Armee du Nord are outstanding.

 
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3 Schom, Alan. TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805.
New York 1990 First Edition 
421pp, illus. Fine in dj. Despite being widely reviled for his venomous recent biography 'Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life,' Shom is a superb scholar and writer when not dealing with the Emperor directly. There is no finer book on Trafalgar

 
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