Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Our broadcast signal serving the St. George area (KUER 90.9) is operating on low power. Our broadcast signal serving Emery County area (88.3) is off the air. More information.

Evaluating Napoleon's Political Skills

Cover of 'Napoleon, A Political Life'
Cover of 'Napoleon, A Political Life'

Historian Steven Englund's new book is called Napoleon, A Political Life.

He tells NPR's Scott Simon that he wanted to take a look at Napoleon the conquering emperor from a slightly different angle: his political powers.

Englund's view: The diminutive leader was more like a poker play than a chess player.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.