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Napoleon: General, Leader... Shmole?

over 3 years ago

Strider Debates whether or not Napoleon Bonaparte was in fact a shmole. Historians Johnathan Riley and Owen Connelly take differing approaches in their examination of the French Conqueror positing the question, was Napoleon a great military strategist and General or rather the epitome of a charismatic leader and swayer of mind and spirit? "When speaking on the lives of individuals, there is no real way to determine the headspace one is in when they carry out the decisions that effectively alter history as we know it." Strider relies on the evidence available to determine Napoleon's shmoliness. Primary Researcher: Jacob Lapinsky Sources: Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns by Owen Connelly, Napoleon as a General: Command from the Battlefield to Grand Strategy by Johnathan Riley , Professor John Roth, San Jose State University, Military History through the Ages See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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