To remedy the flawed, conventional depiction of Alexander I that has accumulated and rigidified through successive biographical interpretations, MariePierre Rey returned to memoirs by Alexander's contemporaries and to the Russian archives, where she discovered rich material in the emperor's correspondence with family members.
Rey dramatically depicts the contest between Napoleon and Alexander I in this biography, offering fascinating insights into the psychological warfare between the two men and the broader military strategies and geopolitical goals guiding their decisions.
Dr Janet Hartley's book about Alexander I
is one of those rather rare exceptions that are of interest to both English and Russian readers.
Meanwhile, Napoleon, to keep Alexander I
of Russia pliable, gave him a free hand in Finland, which was part of the Swedish dominions.
The 27-year-old Alexander is
coming up to his fourth anniversary with the London club and has five goals to his credit this season - a tally Glennon is desperate for him not to extend in 24 hours time.