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Dwyer, Philip G.

Works: 15 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 5,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Copyright holder, Other
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Most widely held works by Philip G Dwyer
Napoleon : the path to power by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At just thirty years of age, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled the most powerful country in Europe. But the journey that led him there was neither inevitable nor smooth. This authoritative biography focuses on the evolution of Napoleon as a leader and debunks many of the myths that are often repeated about him - sensational myths often propagated by Napoleon himself. Here, Philip Dwyer sheds new light on Napoleon's inner life - especially his darker side and his passions - to reveal a ruthless, manipulative, driven man whose character has been disguised by the public image he carefully fashioned to suit the purposes of his ambition. Dwyer focuses acutely on Napoleon's formative years, from his Corsican origins to his French education, from his melancholy youth to his flirtation with radicals of the French Revolution, from his first military campaigns in Italy and Egypt to the political-military coup that brought him to power in 1799. One of the first truly modern politicians, Napoleon was a master of 'spin, ' using the media to project an idealized image of himself. Dwyer's biography of the young Napoleon provides a fascinating new perspective on one of the great figures of modern history.-- Publisher's description
Citizen emperor : Napoleon in power by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second volume of Philip Dwyer's authoritative biography on one of history's most enthralling leaders, Napoleon, now 30, takes his position as head of the French state after the 1799 coup. Dwyer explores the young leader's reign, complete with mistakes, wrong turns, and pitfalls, and reveals the great lengths to which Napoleon goes in the effort to fashion his image as legitimate and patriarchal ruler of the new nation."--
The French Revolution and Napoleon : a sourcebook by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The upheavals, terror, and drama of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic period restructured politics and society on a grand scale, making this the defining moment for modern European history." "This volume collects together a wide selection of primary texts to explain the process behind the enormous changes undergone by France and Europe between 1787 and 1815 - from the Terror to the Counter-Revolution and from Marie-Antoinette to Robespierre and Bonaparte. While bringing the impact of historical events to life, the editors provide a clear outline of the period through key documents and lucid introductory passages and commentary. They illustrate the meaning of the Revolution for peasants, sans-culottes, women, and slaves, as well as placing events within a wider European context."--Jacket
Modern Prussian history 1830-1947 by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Prussia and subsequent unification of Germany under Prussia was one of the most important events in modern European history. However, the fact that this unification was brought about as a result of the Prussian military has led to many misconceptions about the nature of Prussia, and consequently of Germany, which persist to this day. This collection sets out to correct them. Beginning in 1830, and finishing with the official dissolution of Prussia by the Allies in 1947, the book takes a broad approach: chapters cover the conservatives and the monarchy, industrialisation, the
Napoleon and Europe by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred years ago, Napoleon was at the apogee of his power in Europe. This broad ranging reassessment explores the key themes presented by his extraordinary career: from his rise to power and the foundation of the imperial state, to the final defeat of his grand vision following the doomed invasion of Russia. It was a period of almost uninterrupted war in Europe, the consquences of victory or failure repeatedly transforming the political map. But Napoleon's impact reached much deeper than this, achieving the ultimate destruction of the ancien regime and feudalism in Europe, and l
Talleyrand by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon and his empire : Europe, 1804-1814( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon and His Empire brings together some of the world's leading Napoleonic historians, and is born out of a reflection on the Empire two hundred years after its foundation in May 1804. It provides a timely overview of current trends in research and historiography. It not only revisits traditional themes like Napoleon's revolutionary credentials, the plebiscite for the Empire and the Continental System, but also looks at new research on questions of citizenship, gender, education and local government."
The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830 by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the eighteenth century Prussia was but one in a mosaic of German states, but it rose to be the unchallenged leader of German-speaking Europe after the fall of Napoleon. The book goes beyond the political, military and diplomatic concerns of the Prussian elite, whose record of events is the one upon which most histories of Prussia are based, and explains its rise in relation to Prussian society as a whole. Political analysis is integrated with material on such areas as agrarian society, urban life and religion, which are not fully examined in existing histories
Theatres of violence : massacre, mass killing, and atrocity throughout history( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacres and mass killings have always marked if not shaped the history of the world and as such are subjects of increasing interest among historians. The premise underlying this collection is that massacres were an integral, if not accepted part (until quite recently) of warfare, and that they were often fundamental to the colonizing process in the early modern and modern worlds. Making a deliberate distinction between 'massacre' and 'genocide', the editors call for an entirely separate and new subject under the rubric of 'Massacre Studies', dealing with mass killings that are not genocidal in intent. This volume offers a reflection on the nature of mass killings and extreme violence across regions and across centuries, and brings together a wide range of approaches and case studies
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, 1754-1838 : a bibliography by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War stories : the war memoir in history and literature by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays explores the modern war memoir, revealing the genre's surprising capacity for breadth and sophistication while remaining sensitive to the challenges it poses for scholars. Covering conflicts from the Napoleonic era to today, the studies gathered here consider how memoirs have been used to transmit particular views of war even as they have emerged within specific social and political contexts
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand : 1754-1838 : a bibliograpy by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleón : el camino hacia el poder, 1769-1799 by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte by Philip G Dwyer( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen emperor by Philip G Dwyer( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Napoleon's legend is so persistent that it confounds the historical reality in the popular imagination. He himself contributed much towards the construction of his own myth, from his youth even until after he fell from power, when, while in exile, he dictated his memoirs to a group of disciples who took down his every word in the hope that his version of history would prevail. Such were Napoleon's skills as a chronicler that much of the legend is still unquestioningly accepted ... 'This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history. After a meteoric rise, a military-political coup in 1799 established Napoleon Bonaparte in government, aged just thirty. This meticulously researched study examines the man in power, from his brooding obsessions and capacity for violence, to his ability to inspire others and realise his visionary ideas. One of the first truly modern politicians, Napoleon skilfully fashioned the image of himself that laid the foundation of the legend that endures to this day; Philip Dwyer's ambitious, definitive work separates myth from history to offer us anew one of history's most charismatic and able leaders."
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Napoleon : the path to power
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Dwyer, Philip G.

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The French Revolution and Napoleon : a sourcebookModern Prussian history 1830-1947Napoleon and EuropeTalleyrandNapoleon and his empire : Europe, 1804-1814The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, 1754-1838 : a bibliographyCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand : 1754-1838 : a bibliograpy