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Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Was he a warmonger? Or was he a brilliant leader who fought desperately to preserve the benefits of the French revolution against the united fury of the monarchs of Europe? Join J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society and Cameron Reilly as they take you on a journey you will never forget.

The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2, 69 Ratings

Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Was he a warmonger? Or was he a brilliant leader who fought desperately to preserve the benefits of the French revolution against the united fury of the monarchs of Europe? Join J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society and Cameron Reilly as they take you on a journey you will never forget.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

JantheMan21 ,

Would be better without Markham

Yeah its really to bad Cam didn't know Ray before doing this show. Markham definitely knows his Napoleon, but he is like nails on a chalk board. Cam saves the show from just being one of those boring history podcasts. Maybe they will do a remake with Ray.

SoCalBearsGuy ,

Still great

I started listening to this recently, about 12 years after it began. The audio quality is definitely not what one is used to given the improvements made over the last decade, but that’s not a major issue. The conversation and information this show provide makes it very accessible and historically valuable. You really do learn a lot, and get an enjoyable listen along the way. Go for it.

Haywardiii ,

Completely biased fan boys

This is one of the worst historical podcasts available. There’s no pretense of unbiased examination of the era and the man. David firmly believes that Napoleon was a modern messiah and that it would have been utopia living under Napoleon if only those horrible revanchist British had just accepted his authority. And David is an expert and a genius — just ask him. Cameron is an avowed neo-Stalinist who thinks that Stalin wasn’t that bad because “he saved the world from Nazism.” Needless to say, if you want a balanced, nuanced examination of the man don’t waste your time. On the other hand, if you love warmongering dictators this is right up your alley. Just don’t think you are educated on the subject of Napoleon and open up in a truly erudite forum. You will be humiliated by those whose opinions aren’t colored by blatant adoration.

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