«"He was more of a statesman than a warrior. He bequeathed us much more than the military episodes."»
One of the zippier ideas I remember from Voltaire's Bastards is that Napoleon was the Hitler of his time, and that we forgot his horrors only with time -- which threatens to have us similarly relegate Hitler to an eventual status of "well, he was an Important Man! And he did other things besides spastically attack every country he could name! and he had such fine uniforms! And and and..."
Beware the ever-creeping worship of egos and of Ego! Ooga, booga.