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Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner

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Focusing on Napoleon's last six years—from initial shipboard captivity with the Royal Navy to his death in exile on St. Helena in 1821—historian Frank Giles creates an authentic portrait of the fallen emperor. Napoleon labored to obfuscate his tyranny in France with a legend of him as the architect of a free Europe, while his jailer, Lord Lowe, has been reviled by contemporary critics and historians. In this new paperback edition, with eight pages of photographs, Giles presents a new and balanced view of Lowe and Napoleon, both condemned to a tiny Atlantic island for six years. "Will spark controversy about Napoleon's life and death on St. Helena."—History Today "What makes this study worth reading ... is the fascinating variety of contradictory opinions about Napoleon."—Library Journal "A lively, readable acount, and its revisionist view rings true."—Kirkus Review "[A] judicious and well-researched contribution to this debate."—Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786710768
Author:
Giles, Frank
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Emperors
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030112
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of B&W photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 12 oz

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