Sun, April 20, 2014

Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography

From Alan Forrest, a preeminent British scholar, comes an exceedingly readable account of the man and his legend  On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead emperor’s corpse from the island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile.In this book Alan Forrest tells the remarkable story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own....
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs History

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ISBN: 1250009030
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
US Salesrank: 911507
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