Ruth Scurr’s Napoleon gives intriguing and novel insight into a man about whom we thought everything had already been said.

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Review of ‘Napoleon’

There are hundreds of biographies of Napoleon Bonaparte, each with its own interpretation of the man: Napoleon the military genius, Napoleon the megalomaniac, Napoleon the savior of the French Revolution and Napoleon the betrayer of the French Revolution. But Napoleon the gardener? This is a new Napoleon indeed.

However, as Cambridge University historian Ruth Scurr…

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