Über den Autor
Emil Ludwig (originally named Emil Cohn) was born in Breslau, now part of Poland. Born into a Jewish family, he was raised as a non-Jew but was not baptized. "Many persons have become Jews since Hitler," he said. "I have been a Jew since the murder of Walther Rathenau [in 1922], from which date I have emphasized that I am a Jew." Ludwig studied law but chose writing as a career. At first he wrote plays and novellas, also working as a journalist. In 1906, he moved to Switzerland, but, during World War I, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt in Vienna and Istanbul. He became a Swiss citizen in 1932, later emigrating to the United States in 1940.
This classic book is Emil Ludwig's 1927 biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, "Napoleon". This fantastic biography continues to be arguably unparalleled in its treatment of the life and mind of Napoleon, and constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the subject. Contents include: "The Island", "The Torrent", "The River", "The Sea", "The Rock", and "Envoy". Emil Ludwig (1881-1948) was a German writer, most famous for his biographies of great historical figures. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.