New York, 1st ed., 1999. 196 pp. D.j., 24 x 15cm. FINE. The great general and conqueror of Europe may not have written any books but Napoleon was a prolific writer. Thousands of his missives to subordinates survive and these documents reflect the broad range of a fearless and incisive mind. The author spent decades arranging Napoleon's thoughts into coherent essays and arguments. In the remarkable result, Napoleon speaks without interruption on every subject he wrote about: the need for preparation, the essence of victory, education, leadership, strategy, tactics, and history. This work will forever change the way we view him.