Ah, that crazy Napoleon is finally acting like the second coming of his crazy uncle. But I don't need to tell his whole story. Just enough so his actions - or lack of them, his errors and disasters in 1870 will be a little more understandable. If I can bring him to life as definitively as Bismarck, they will be worthy opponents, even though the French army was overmatched. In the literary world, it's not necessarily whether you win or lose on the battlefield. It's all about style. Although I fear even in this arena, Bismarck will conquer.