In this assessment James McMillan moves away from ideologically-based representations of the man to focus on his use of power. He recognises the Emporer as a highly skilled operator who in the face of innumerable obstacles, attempted to conduct an original policy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Napoleon III and the Historians; Chapter 2 Preparing for Power; Chapter 3 The Road to Power; Chapter 4 From the Elysee to the Tuileries (1848–52); Chapter 5 Master of France (1852–1863)?; Chapter 6 Arbiter of Europe (1852–63)?; Chapter 7 Power without Glory (1864–70); Chapter 8 The Pressures of Power (1864–70); Chapter 9 A Modern Emperor?; Chapter 10 Fall from Power;
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