Once There Was a Man: Napoleon


[a little wear to covers at top and bottom edges, one small dent in bottom edge of each cover; jacket has a couple of small chips at top edge of rear panel, a little browning to spine and rear panel]. The author "treats Napoleon as a mythological figure; like a boy in a fairy tale who carries in his heart a dream that is at once his supreme genius and his nemesis." The French title was "Il Etait Une Fois Napoléon"; the translator has apparently preserved the original text's "earthy and unique [style], one running with sap and crackling with colorful verbal explosions." You might want to wear a bib.

Title: Once There Was a Man: Napoleon

Author: Delteil, Joseph (translated from the French by Lewis Galantière)

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Publisher: New York, Covici-Friede: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 18744

Keywords: French History