It is 1806 and Napoleon is master of an empire covering half of Europe. He subdues kings, conquers woman and defies the Pope himself over the Continental Blockade. In this dazzling mix of history and creativity, Max Gallo brilliantly recreates the most pivotal and turbulent years of the Little Corporal's reign, ending with his 500,000 strong army's march into Russia in 1812. Shifting between the battlefield and the bedroom, we follow every step of Napoleon's relentless pursuit of power.
Max Gallo is the author of 80 books - biographies, novels, historical novels, memoirs - which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. Formerly Professor of History at Nice University, he has been or continues to be an MEP, newspaper editor and eminence grise in the last French elections.