The Age of Napoleon by Will Durant audiobook

The Age of Napoleon: A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815

By Will Durant and Ariel Durant
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The Story of Civilization: Book 11

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An engrossing volume on Europeancivilization by Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant The Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events thatwrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In thismasterful work, listeners will encounter the French Revolution—from the storming of the Bastille tothe guillotining of the king; the revolution’s leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre,Saint-Just—all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated; Napoleon’s meteoric rise—from provincial Corsicanmilitary student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history; Napoleon’s fall—his army’s destruction in the snows ofRussia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeatat Waterloo by the combined forces of Europe; the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age ofactive democracy and a rising middle class, laying the foundation for a newera.

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Summary

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An engrossing volume on Europeancivilization by Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant

The Age of Napoleon, the eleventh and final volume of the Story of Civilization, surveys the amazing chain of events thatwrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy. In thismasterful work, listeners will encounter

  • the French Revolution—from the storming of the Bastille tothe guillotining of the king;
  • the revolution’s leaders Danton, Desmoulins, Robespierre,Saint-Just—all cut down by the reign of terror they inaugurated;
  • Napoleon’s meteoric rise—from provincial Corsicanmilitary student to emperor and commander of the largest army in history;
  • Napoleon’s fall—his army’s destruction in the snows ofRussia, his exile to Elba, his escape and reconquest of the throne, and his ultimate defeatat Waterloo by the combined forces of Europe;
  • the birth of Romanticism and the dawning of a new age ofactive democracy and a rising middle class, laying the foundation for a newera.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[The Durants] are incapable of writing a dull book.” Time
“Their gifts are accuracy, clarity, and the organization of a huge amount of material into a lively narrative.” Saturday Review
“Carefully researched, beautifully written.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Will Durant

Author Bio: Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

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Author Bio: Ariel Durant

Author Bio: Ariel Durant

Ariel Durant (1898–1981) was a Russian-born American researcher and writer and the coauthor of the eleven-volume Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant. Ariel and Will Durant were jointly awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Ariel was named the 1977 Woman of the Year by the city of Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 44.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English