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ISBN#9781250009036
BIB ID#1605603
Call# B Napoleon F

Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography

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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
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Originally published: London : Quercus, 2011. Paris, 1840 -- Corsican beginnings -- Son of the revolution -- Bonaparte in Italy -- Lure of the orient -- First consul -- From consulate to empire -- Quest for glory -- A vision of civil society -- The reinvention of monarchy -- From the peninsula to Leipzig -- The hundred days -- Years of exile -- Life after death. A comprehensive account of the life and enduring influence of the early 19th-century French emperor covers his rise to prominence, the ways his life reflected his time, and the lingering impact of his death on national stability.

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Summary/Annotation ->  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. Along the way, Forrest also cuts away the many layers of myth and counter myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously. Drawing on original research and his own distinguished background in French history, Forrest demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creator.

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