Who Was Napoleon?

Who Was Napoleon?


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Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte, the decorated French military leader who conquered much of Europe in the early nineteenth century.

Born in the Mediterranean island of Corsica, Napoleon Bonaparte felt like an outsider once his family moved to France. But he found his life's calling after graduating from military school. Napoleon went on to become a brilliant military strategist and the emperor of France. In addition to greatly expanding the French empire, Napoleon also created many laws, which are still encoded in legal systems around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448488608
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 30,884
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer based in Southern California. A former editor at the National Football League, he has written more than 50 books for all ages. His writing credits include biographies for young readers on Olympian Jesse Owens, baseball star Roberto Clemente, and musician Stevie Wonder.

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Table of Contents

Who Was Napoleon? 1

Island Beginnings 5

Birth of a Military Career 15

Changing Times 24

The Little Corporal 37

Conquering Hero 49

Emperor 68

Beginning of the End 80

Exile 94

Timelines 106

Bibliography 108

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