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Asprey, Robert B. The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York: Basic, 2000. Print. Cronin, Vincent. Napoleon Bonaparte; An Intimate Biography. N.p.: Cronin, Vincent, 1972. Print. Schom, Alan. Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Print.

Cronin, Vincent. Napoleon Bonaparte; An Intimate Biography. N.p.: Cronin, Vincent, 1972. Print. Early Life
“Napoleon was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on August 15th 1769”12 “…a wealthy family from the Corsican nobility, although when compared to the great aristocracies of France Napoleon's kin were poor and pretentious.”26 “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” 43 “Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”22

Schom, Alan. Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Print. Early Life

“He was the fourth of eleven children of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romolino”42 “Women are nothing but machines for producing children.”53 “When his father died, Napoleon led his household.”43
“allowed to enter French military schools for aristocrats” ‘…His small size earned him the nickname of the "Little Corporal."’43 “Napoleon received an excellent education…”46
“the future emperor had completed in one year a course that often took three”49 “…1785 Napoleon was a second lieutenant in the French army”49 “Despite being posted on the French mainland, Napoleon was able to spend much of the next eight years in Corsica…”49 “In 1792 he took part in a power struggle between forces supporting Pasquale Paoli”51

Asprey, Robert B. The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York: Basic, 2000. Print. Early Life
“…Napoleon became opposed to Paoli and when civil war erupted in 1793 the Buonapartes fled to France…”6 “Napoleon became a hero again in 1795, defending the government from angry counter-revolutionary forces”.11 “Bonaparte swiftly grew into one of the country's most respected military authorities…”12 “Napoleon was given command of the Army of Italy”16

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