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This is my list. Not so much military...

Geyl, Pieter. Napoleon: For and Against. (Yale Univ. Press: 1949; many subsequent editions)
A classic. Presents pro and con views of Napoleon from his contemporaries to the major historians of the 1940s. You're not going to find any views on Napoleon that haven't already been expressed by the writers in this volume.

Carrington, Dorothy. Napoleon and His Parents. (Dutton: 1990)
The best look at Napoleon's antecedents, his youth and milieu he grew up in.

Elting, John. Swords around the Throne. (Free Press: 1988)
Very readable overview of Napoleon's Grande Armée, written with a whiff a gunpowder.

Holtman, Robert B. The Napoleonic Revolution. (Louisiana State University Press, 1978).
Napoleon the innovator and the effect of his reforms on the politics and society of Europe.

Daly, Gavin. Inside Napoleonic France: State and Society in Rouen, 1800-1815. (Ashgate: 2001)
A look at Napoleon's France from outside the rarefied air of the capital.

Bergeron, Louis. France Under Napoleon. (Princeton: 1981)
A look at the political, social and economic effects of the Napoleonic regime on France.

Lyons, Martyn. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution. (Macmillan: 1994)
Ties Napoleon into the continuity of the Revolution and how the advance of Napoleon's armies did and did not preserve and spread Revolutionary ideas.

Connelly, Owen. Napoleon's Satellite Kingdoms. (Free Press: 1965)
An overview of the Napoleonic regimes of the allied kingdoms.

Woolf, Stuart. Napoleon's Integration of Europe. (Routledge: 1991)
Looks at the changes wrought on Europe by the Napoleonic Empire.

Broers, Michael. Europe under Napoleon: 1799-1815. (Edward Arnold: 1996)
A look at the political and economic changes and disruptions that resulted from the Napoleonic years.

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