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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Gareth Humphreys Translator. A month later, he published this short book, ostensibly propaganda designed to win over insurgents, in reality designed to bring him to the notice of the government in Paris.
It was the most important thing he ever wrote and it worked. By Christmas, he was a brigadier-general and famous. Our unique parallel text presents the original French on the left page, the English translation on the right, with sentences and paragraphs aligned for easy reading and reference. Parallel texts of this kind are a very valuable learning resource, as they make the foreign language content immediately comprehensible.
Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , 68 pages. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 23, Harry Croft rated it liked it. Perhaps the most complete of Bonaparte's early works, Le Souper de Beaucaire provides an important insight into the General's early politics, with its rambling and often confused statements.
Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Apr 24, Liz marked it as to-read Jan 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Born in Corsica and trained in mainland France as an artillery officer, he first rose to prominence as a general of the French Revolution, leading several successful campaigns against the First Coalition and the Second Coalition arrayed against France.
In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against almost every major European power, dominating continental Europe through a lengthy streak of military victories—epitomized through battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland—and through the formation of extensive alliance systems. He appointed close friends and several members of his family as monarchs and important government figures of French-dominated states.
The disastrous French invasion of Russia in marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. The coalition forced Napoleon to abdicate in April , exiling him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he returned to France and regained control of the government in the Hundred Days les Cent Jours prior to his final defeat at Waterloo on 18 June Napoleon spent the remaining six years of his life under British supervision on the island of St.
Napoleon developed relatively few military innovations, although his placement of artillery into batteries and the elevation of the army corps as the standard all-arms unit have become accepted doctrines in virtually all large modern armies. He drew his best tactics from a variety of sources and scored several major victories with a modernized and reformed French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies all over the world and he is widely regarded as one of history's greatest commanders.
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Le Souper de Beaucaire / The Supper at Beaucaire (Parallel Text)
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Le Souper De Beaucaire by Bonaparte
Le souper de Beaucaire
Le souper de Beaucaire was a political pamphlet written by Napoleon Bonaparte in With the French Revolution into its fourth year, civil war had spread across France between various rival political factions. Napoleon was involved in military action, on the government's side, against some rebellious cities of southern France. It was during these events, in , that he spoke with four merchants from the Midi and heard their views. As a loyal soldier of the Republic he responded in turn, set on dispelling the fears of the merchants and discouraging their beliefs.