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    Posted: 12-Jun-2015 at 20:02
At school, Napoleon gained a reputation as intelligent and determined, with a good memory and a flair for mathematics that directed him towards a career in the artillery via the royal military school in Paris.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2015 at 20:46
And if you wish to learn more then you should begin with the all time classic primer; by David G Chandler.

There have been many notable works by some distinguished scholars on the 'little corporal'.. but almost half a century later there's still none finer.

'The Campaigns of Napoleon'
DG Chandler

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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2015 at 19:20
& given NB's reputation 200 years ago..
..compared to today..

Will Adolf Hitler be seen to be rehabilitated, similarly - by 2145?
Be Modest In Thyself..
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2015 at 03:41
Considering that NB never advocated or prosecuted mass genocide of varying ethnics-religious or political groups...even to the remotest level; if at all possibly comparable to the other...he's safe.

AH? Nope...not unless ya an anti-Semitic-gay hater-handicapped despiser- Aryan racist purist theorist.

The primary difference is that NB with all his faults was a military genius and a fairly lenient despot once his position was secure; while AH was a looney tune, foiking idjit....unless of course....

ya an anti-Semitic-gay hater-handicapped despiser-Aryan racist purist theorist.


I'm fairly confident in this because I've read both my Chandler and my Shirer to mention but a few.
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2015 at 04:21
Actually, ol' Adolf saw himself as a latter day NB, & duly paid homage to his tomb..

Perhaps NB had seen enough of the doctrinaire excesses of the revolution with their class genocide.. but none-the-less he caused death aplenty for Frenchmen of military age, plus that & misery too
for foreigners, (just like AH,)..

& both came a cropper, by going after Russia - without having neutralised the British..

AH in fact did not meet the criteria for a psychiatric disablement ( his mental issues were akin to a PETA-like vegetarian/animal rights/tee-totaller), & too much prescribed junk..

& AH remained fairly modest personally, not festooning himself with spurious unearned medals, awards, crowns & the like..
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  Quote LeopoldPhilippe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2015 at 20:43
Once a week, Napoleon's librarian would be summoned to attend him with recently published books for him to glance through.       
Napoleon would throw on the ground those books which did not interest him. He would put aside one or two books to read.
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  Quote Sidney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jun-2015 at 16:34
What happened to the ones he discarded. Did they become 'unpopular' and sales dropped. Were the books still housed in Napoleon's library, despite his disinterest?
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jun-2015 at 23:06
Maybe NB gave himself the role of Chief Censor, & personally reviewed contentious stuff.. did he keep de Sade on the banned list?

AH certainly viewed himself as an artist/art critic..
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  Quote samwil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-May-2016 at 10:14
Hi i dont know if anyone can help,  I have a bronze seal that bears the  Coat of Arms Second French Empire (1852–1870, would anyone know who used this seal, my question is does it belong to the Bonaparte Family and would it be only them that could use this seal

Thanks for looking, sorry i can add a pic as its in jpeg so it wont allow it


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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jul-2016 at 13:07
http://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/the-symbols-of-empire/
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