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Like his subject, Napoleon, author Jean-Paul Kauffmann has experienced captivity, as a three-year hostage in Beirut. He brings his insider's knowledge to this moving account of the most famous French soldier's last years in seclusion on a tropical island. After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon was exiled and imprisoned by the British on the island of St. Helena. He became increasingly withdrawn, surviving on a diet of memories that he recounted to the few people around him. But the book — part history, part travelogue — portrays the leader as a prisoner also of his mind, poisoned by nostalgia for his triumphs and grief over his defeats. "A haunting, unforgettable book....Kauffmann captures the desolate atmosphere of Napoleon's last home with evocative precision." — Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568581712
Subtitle:
Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena
Translator:
Clancy, Patricia
Translator:
Clancy, Tom
Author:
Kauffmann, Jean-Paul
Author:
Clancy, Patricia
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Publication Date:
20000907
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.26x5.54x.86 in. .83 lbs.

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