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Max Gallo (1932–2017)

Author of Napoléon, tome 1 : Le Chant du départ

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About the Author

Max Gallo is the author of numerous biographies and essays, including works on Garibaldi, Mussolini, and Napoleon. He lives in France

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Image credit: Max Gallo, le 31 janvier 2008 à l'Académie française, à l'issue de son discours de réception en présence du président Nicolas Sarkozy

Series

Works by Max Gallo

Napoléon, tome 1 : Le Chant du départ (1997) 211 copies, 3 reviews
The Poster in History (1972) 200 copies, 1 review
Napoleon 3 : the emperor of kings (1997) 146 copies, 2 reviews
The Night of Long Knives (1971) 130 copies, 7 reviews
Immortal of St. Helena (1997) 117 copies, 1 review
Cesar Imperator (2001) 71 copies, 4 reviews
Re Sole (2007) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Napoleón (1990) 35 copies
1941 (2010) 28 copies
Vita di Mussolini (1964) 27 copies
1942 : le jour se lève (2010) 21 copies
Le Pacte des assassins (2008) 21 copies
Robespierre (1982) 18 copies
Bleu, blanc, rouge, tome 1 : Mariella (2000) 18 copies, 1 review
La chambre ardente (2007) 17 copies, 1 review
Par ce signe tu vaincras (2005) 17 copies
Paris vaut bien une messe (2005) 15 copies, 1 review
Garibaldi (1982) — Author — 14 copies, 2 reviews
Les Rois sans visage (1994) 13 copies, 1 review
Le Grand Jaurès (1984) 12 copies
Le Condottiere (1994) 12 copies
La baie des anges (1975) 11 copies, 1 review
La Fontaine Des Innocents (1992) 11 copies
La Promenade Des Anglais (1977) 11 copies, 1 review
Francois 1er (2014) 11 copies, 1 review
Le cortège des vainqueurs (1973) 11 copies
Fier d'être français (2006) 10 copies, 1 review
1914, le destin du monde (2013) 10 copies
La chute de l'Empire romain (2014) 9 copies, 1 review
Une affaire intime (1979) 9 copies
La part de Dieu (1996) 8 copies
Un crime très ordinaire (1982) 7 copies
La Route Napoléon (1987) 7 copies
Le regard des femmes (1991) 7 copies
Les Patriotes, tome 4 (2001) 7 copies
L'ambitieuse (1995) 6 copies
Le faiseur d'or (1996) 6 copies
Un homme de pouvoir (2002) 6 copies
France: Roman (1980) 6 copies
Belle époque (1986) 6 copies
1918, la terrible victoire (2013) 6 copies, 1 review
Lettera a Robespierre (1986) 5 copies
L'envoûtement (L'Empire) (2004) 5 copies
Bleu Blanc Rouge (2001) 5 copies
Dictionnaire amoureux de l'Histoire de France (2011) — Author — 5 copies
César: Imperador — Author — 4 copies
La demeure des puissants (1983) 4 copies
L'album de l'Empereur (1997) 4 copies
Les Fanatiques (2006) 4 copies
Le Fils de Klara H. (1995) — Author — 4 copies
1917, une passion russe (2017) 3 copies
L'oiseau des origines (1976) 3 copies
Une affaire publique (1998) 3 copies
Le jardin des oliviers (1999) 3 copies
Espartaco (2008) 2 copies, 1 review
Le XXe Siècle (1979) 2 copies
Ég lifi 2 copies
La troisième alliance (1984) 2 copies
Julij Cezar 2 copies
La bague magique (1981) 2 copies
Los Romanos 1 copy
LA MAFIA 1 copy
Voltaire 1 copy
Le Beau rivage (1987) 1 copy
Gallo 1 copy

Associated Works

La Grande Guerre, 1914-1918 (2008) — Preface, some editions — 4 copies
De Gaulle et les français libres (2010) — Preface, some editions — 3 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Gallo, Max
Legal name
Gallo, Max
Other names
Laugham, Max
Gallway, David
Birthdate
1932-01-07
Date of death
2017-07-18
Burial location
Cimetière communald Spéracèdes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Gender
male
Nationality
France
Country (for map)
France
Birthplace
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Place of death
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cause of death
Maladie de Parkinson
Places of residence
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Education
Faculté des lettres et institut d'études politique, Paris
Lycée du Parc Imperial
Occupations
professor of history
journalist
historian
biographer
politician
Relationships
Nouschi, André (Directeur de thèse)
Organizations
Académie française (2007)
Awards and honors
Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur‎
Grand officier de l'ordre national du Mérite (2013)
Short biography
Max Gallo was born to an Italian immigrant family in Nice, France. He is first and foremost a writer, having begun his career as a teacher, then working as a journalist and becoming an historian, television writer, and popular novelist. He is also the author of several nonfiction works, including biographies of Charles De Gaulle, Caesar, Napoleon and Victor Hugo, often published as multi-volumes. He was a Communist until 1956; in 1974, he joined the Socialist Party, and was named to various posts in the French government under François Mitterand. Max Gallo was elected to the Academie française in 2007.

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César imperator
Max Gallo
Publicado: 2003 | 374 páginas
Novela Histórico

El inmenso Imperio romano reinó en el mundo durante cuatro siglos, y Julio César, su creador, fue un hombre de una talla excepcional, ambicioso y fascinante. Sabemos que venció a Vercingetórix y sedujo a Cleopatra, y que fue un escritor brillante y un excelente orador. Pero es imposible imaginar la energía, el valor y la habilidad política y militar que necesitó para lograr conquistar por sí solo todo el mundo mediterráneo, desde España hasta Asia, Egipto y otros enclaves de la costa africana, al tiempo que libraba una guerra civil contra Pompeyo. César terminaría, así, proclamándose vencedor y único gobernante de Roma. César fue un hombre solo, aunque estuvo casado varias veces; incluso cuando se hallaba en los brazos de sus jóvenes y bellos secretarios, y también cuando el pueblo romano lo aclamaba. Así, sentado en un trono de oro, dictador y cónsul a perpetuidad, sumo pontífice e imperator, cegado por su propia gloria, no supo ver los puñales que lo acechaban en la sombra.… (more)
 
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libreriarofer | 3 other reviews | Nov 4, 2023 |
A very detailed examination of the Nazi purge of 1934, done in a narrative style. Somehow both mind numbingly boring and impossible to put down. My only real criticism is it's relative lack of detail on the background of the ideological dispute within fascism that precipitated the crisis. Otherwise an excellent and compelling read.
 
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dhaxton | 6 other reviews | Oct 17, 2022 |
Il testo di Max Gallo si pone a metà strada tra il saggio e il romanzo: la vita di Luigi XIV è vissuta con lo sguardo, le emozioni, i pensieri e le angosce del Re Sole. L'opera non ha l'ambizione di descrivere punto per punto la vita del re francese, ma vuole mettere il lettore nella testa di questo grande monarca della Francia del XVII e XVIII secolo.
 
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briolini1113 | 1 other review | Feb 5, 2014 |
Historical fiction on the French Revolution (the first of a trilogy). Very engaging and educating. Not meant to be profound but still very interesting. The author is a master in historical novels.
 
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