Evaluating Napoleon's Political Skills NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Steven Englund about his new book Napoleon, A Political Life. England says the diminutive conqueror was more of a poker play than a chess player.
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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.

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