The Corsican A Diary of Napoleon s Life in His Own Words The book with the exception of the few bracketed passages is derived entirely from Napoleon s own words written and spoken and in journal form What truth this book conveys is not to be sought

  • Title: The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon's Life in His Own Words
  • Author: Robert Matteson Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781432623807
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1930 The book, with the exception of the few bracketed passages, is derived entirely from Napoleon s own words, written and spoken and in journal form What truth this book conveys is not to be sought according to those rules for the treatment of historical documents which it avowedly contravenes, but in such psychological illumination of a great career and character as t1930 The book, with the exception of the few bracketed passages, is derived entirely from Napoleon s own words, written and spoken and in journal form What truth this book conveys is not to be sought according to those rules for the treatment of historical documents which it avowedly contravenes, but in such psychological illumination of a great career and character as the method employed has rendered possible For objectively Napoleon rarely, if ever, speaks the truth yet subjectively how can he speak otherwise

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    1. The problem with an edited diary of a public figure is the reminder that there is so much missing from the text. R.M. Johnston states in the beginning that these are Napoleon's original words, whether written or spoken, but what it becomes is one sentence from one letter to depict one day. The next sentence is a different one sentence from a different one letter to depict the next different day. While this allows a psychological overview of Napoleon it leaves me absolutely frustrated as I consta [...]

    2. It's a diary, some entries as dictation, some as letters written. Difficult to read without having to fill in gaps, history book at the ready. ;) But it's interesting to hear Napoleon's "voice" - alternately boastful and petulant, as dictated by the prevailing tide of war. Spoiler alert: he dies at the end.

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