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Popular and scholarly history presents a one-dimensional image of Napoleon as an inveterate instigator of war who repeatedly sought large-scale military conquests. General Franceschi and Ben Weider dismantle this false conclusion in The Wars Against Napoleon, a brilliantly written and researched study that turns our understanding of the French emperor on its head.Avoiding the simplistic clichés and rudimentary caricatures many historians use when discussing Napoleon, Franceschi and Weider argue persuasively that the caricature of the megalomaniac conqueror who bled Europe white to satisfy his delirious ambitions and insatiable love for war is groundless. By carefully scrutinizing the facts of the period and scrupulously avoiding the sometimes confusing cause and effect of major historical events, they paint a compelling portrait of a fundamentally pacifist Napoleon, one completely at odds with modern scholarly thought. This rigorous intellectual presentation is based upon three principal themes. The first explains how an unavoidable belligerent situation existed after the French Revolution of 1789. The new France inherited by Napoleon was faced with the implacable hatred of reactionary European monarchies determined to restore the ancient regime. All-out war was therefore inevitable unless France renounced the modern world to which it had just painfully given birth. The second theme emphasizes Napoleon’s determined efforts (“bordering on an obsession,” argue the authors) to avoid this inevitable conflict. The political strategy of the Consulate and the Empire was based on the intangible principle of preventing or avoiding these wars, not on conquering territory. Finally, the authors examine, conflict by conflict, the evidence that Napoleon never declared war. As he later explained at Saint Helena, it was he who was always attacked―not the other way around. His adversaries pressured and even forced the Emperor to employ his unequalled military genius. After each of his memorable victories Napoleon offered concessions, often extravagant ones, to the defeated enemy for the sole purpose of avoiding another war. Lavishly illustrated, persuasively argued, and carefully illustrated with original maps and battle diagrams, The Wars Against Napoleon presents a courageous and uniquely accurate historical idea that will surely arouse vigorous debate within the international historical community.REVIEWS “Weider and Franceschi’s outstanding new “must read” book shatters the myth of the so-called “Napoleonic Wars” and compels a long-overdue reevaluation of the image of Napoleon as simply a “war loving conqueror.” Jerry D. Morelock, PhD, ARMCHAIR GENERAL Editor in Chief (May 2008 issue)"... the authors argue strongly, persuasively, and intellectually for what is, essentially, the other side of the usual story. They will surely provoke debate within the historical community wherever there is interest in this period. Recommended for all libraries adding to their Napoleonic collections.”D. Poremba, Library Journal, 01/2008"supported with maps and diagrams, this courageous book is a very intriguing read." Skirmish Magazine 04/08

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9781932714371 | Savas Beatie, February 1, 2008, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Popular and scholarly history presents a one-dimensional image of Napoleon as an inveterate instigator of war who repeatedly sought large-scale military conquests.

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9781611210293, titled "Wars Against Napoleon: Debunking the Myth of the Napoleonic Wars" | Savas Beatie, February 4, 2008, cover price $32.95

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Product Description: In the depths of the Great Depression a scrawny, dirt-poor Jewish kid with a seventh-grade education picked up a barbell and got hooked on weight training. Building his muscles gave him confidence and hope for a better life. He pledged to make the great, transforming power of strength training available to everyone and to give bodybuilding all the glory it deserved...read more

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9781596701243 | Sports Pub, September 15, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In the depths of the Great Depression a scrawny, dirt-poor Jewish kid with a seventh-grade education picked up a barbell and got hooked on weight training.

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Product Description: A controversial and convincing biography of Napoleon which explores the reasons for his sullied reputation, which the author contends is unjustified, including new material on The Cessation of Louisiana in 1803 and Napoleon and the Jews...read more

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9781862272231 | Spellmount Ltd Pub, January 30, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A controversial and convincing biography of Napoleon which explores the reasons for his sullied reputation, which the author contends is unjustified, including new material on The Cessation of Louisiana in 1803 and Napoleon and the Jews.
9781862270787 | Not Applicable, July 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this text Weider gives the reader a complete synopsis of the life, times and works of Napolean.

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Product Description: As the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) worldwide official training log, the second edition of The Weider Weight Training Log enjoys a unique recognition. This training companion is the most complete, up-to-date training tool for effectively monitoring safe, regular, progressive and balanced weight training and aerobic workouts for a full year...read more
By Daniel Levesque, Ben Weider (foreword by) and Joe Weider (foreword by)

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9780968400425 | 2 spi edition (Fitness Highway Inc, January 1, 2004), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: As the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) worldwide official training log, the second edition of The Weider Weight Training Log enjoys a unique recognition.

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A guide to natural bodybuilding features the authors' training and nutrition techniques, muscle-building and weight-loss plans, information about food and sports supplements, and program outlines that can be tailored for individual ability levels. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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9781583331262 | Avery Pub Group, January 1, 2002, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The founders of the modern fitness movement draw on the training secrets of the pros to reveal the Weider Traingle Method, a program to promote peak performance through nutrition, skill training, and variable weight training.

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9781583331446 | Reprint edition (Avery Pub Group, January 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The founders of the modern fitness movement draw on the training secrets of the pros to reveal the Weider Triangle Method, a program to promote peak performance through nutrition, skill training, and variable weight training.

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Product Description: For Canadian Ben Weider, world leader in physical fitness, there was no equal to Louis Cyr, his boyhood idol. While "Weider's scientific approach to bodybuilding and Cyr's brute power could not be further apart," Weider chose to pay tribute to the amazing Canadian strongman in a colorful, picturesque accounting of his life and times, and his extraordinary accomplishments...read more

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9780926888098 | Ironmind Enterprises, December 15, 2000, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For Canadian Ben Weider, world leader in physical fitness, there was no equal to Louis Cyr, his boyhood idol.

Explains the principles of weight training, demonstrates exercises suited to young athletes, and recommends exercise programs geared toward various sports

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9780809236978 | Contemporary Books, June 1, 1994, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Explains the principles of weight training, demonstrates exercises suited to young athletes, and recommends exercise programs geared toward various sports

Prebinding:

9780785731900 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: ASSASSINATION AT ST. HELENA REVISITED Was Napoleon murdered? This baffling question has been sparking hot debates for nearly two hundred years. But, according to Swedish toxicologist Sten Forshufvud and Napoleonic scholar Ben Weider, the answer is an irrefutable yes...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780471126775 | Rev sub edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, November 1, 1995), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: ASSASSINATION AT ST.

Traces the history of women's bodybuilding, recommends exercises aimed at developing each portion of the body, and provides information on nutrition, posing, and competition

Hardcover:

9780809575299 | Reprint edition (Borgo Pr, April 1, 1989), cover price $35.00

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9780806979847, titled "Pumping Up!: Super Shaping the Feminine Physique" | Sterling Pub Co Inc, April 1, 1985, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of women's bodybuilding, recommends exercises aimed at developing each portion of the body, and provides information on nutrition, posing, and competition

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Tells women how to get started in weight training, offers profiles of eighteen top bodybuilders, and shares their diets and workout regimen

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9780806948003 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 1, 1986, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Tells women how to get started in weight training, offers profiles of eighteen top bodybuilders, and shares their diets and workout regimen

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Argues that Napoleon was the victim of arsenic poisoning and speculates about who was his murderer

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9780312925482 | Book Sales, May 1, 1986, cover price $4.98 | About this edition: Argues that Napoleon was the victim of arsenic poisoning and speculates about who was his murderer

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9780425075784 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, October 1, 1984), cover price $3.50 | About this edition: Argues that Napoleon was the victim of arsenic poisoning and speculates about who was his murderer

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