W.Hazzlitt's The life of Napoleon Bonapart PDF

By W.Hazzlitt

Жизнь Наполеона Бонапарта, представленная американским историком конца 19-го столетия. Автор постарался взглянуть на кампании наполеона и его политику по возможности беспристрастно, насколько позволяла политическая конъюнктура его времени. Описаны почти все аспекты деятельности Наполеона. Книгу в свое время использовал академик Тарле для своих работ о Наполеоне. Для широкого круга любителей истории наполеоновской эпохи, из фондов американских университетов.

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Pride is the master-key of the human and of all the rights claimed by governments over their ; subjects, the right of injustice is the most precious in their eyes, and the one they are the least disposed to part with. It is on this principle that we lost America, and that we still keep Ireland in a breast state of vassalage. The Corsicans in all their councils, of which they sometimes year, published manifestos, wherein they enumerated their ancient and more recent complaints against held several in a Their object was to rouse the patriotism of the their oppressors.

A squadron under the orders of vice-admiral Truguet, entrusted with an attack on SarThe forces stadinia, arrived at Ajaccio in December, 1792. tioned in Corsica Buonaparte, at the were put in motion ; and in January, 1793, head of two battalions of the National Guard, specially charged to make a diversion on the north of Sardinia, while Truguet directed his operations against Cagliari. The expedition not having succeeded (owing to a total want of was and management) he brought his troop safely back to This was his first military enterprise, and gained him testimonials of the satisfaction of the soldiers, and a local reputation.

Moment This unexpected suc- of the greatest need, appeared to have descended from heaven. The chiefs on this proclaimed the Ger~man baron king, describing him to the people as a great European potentate, whose appearance was a pledge of the powerful assistance they should soon receive. The artifice had the effect it was intended till at length Continent. to it produce ; was worn it operated on the multitude for a while, and Baron Nieuhoff returned to the out, He afterwards, at different intervals, revisited the shores of the island with important succors, with which he was This supplied by the Court of Sardinia and the Bey of Tunis.

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