Owen Connelly's Blundering To Glory

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Owen Connelly’s book “Blundering to Glory” is about a brilliant man without limits, having a gift from God never seen before, the greatest commander of all time…Napoleon Bonaparte. “Blundering to Glory” goes into great details covering Napoleon’s childhood to his quick rise to fame. Napoleon Bonaparte had a great impact on most of Europe. He was a “scrambler” with no sense of when to stop. The author also puts a lot of emphasis on Napoleon’s mistakes or “blunders.” He had many victories because he never stopped attacking his enemies by using the ignorance of his enemy’s commanders. Napoleon Bonaparte was a hard-working man who never allowed himself or his subordinates to sleep on a campaign. He was very demanding of his officers and a…show more content…
I also liked the way that the author went into every detail making the book easier for me to go back and review or read a certain topic again. I admired the way Napoleon won battles and was determined to win at any cost. I enjoyed the book, but I just have a different view or perspective than Owen Connelly of Napoleon. Owen Connelly negatively focused so much about Napoleon’s blunders. The author believes that Napoleon won many battles because of his enemies’ mistakes and not because of what he actually was…the greatest military mind that ever lived. I did some research of my own and found out that he is also remembered for his Napoleonic Code and his military campaigns are still taught in some military academies. Owen Connelly wrote in his book that Napoleon insisted that he would be remembered for the Napoleonic Code. And, in fact, he is. Owen Connelly’s perspective on the way Napoleon won battles is his opinion and he tries to prove it in this book. Napoleon may have had an ego…maybe he earned it. He may have “scrambled” to get the job done…maybe he thought outside the box and it worked most of the time. But, he was determined and brilliant and to me he still remains the Great Commander that I wish I had when I was in the
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