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Napoleon & St Helena: On the Island of Exile

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"A fascinating romp through Napoleonic history."—The New York Times Book Review

Isolated in the vastness of the South Atlantic, St. Helena was for centuries important only as a victualling station for ships of the British East India Company. It was on such a journey that Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon's nemesis on the battlefields of Europe, took note of the island's remote impregnability. Napoleon's later exile transformed this speck on the maritime map into one of the world's most famous islands. Johannes Willms visits this strange colonial survivor and unearths both a past and present that disturbs and delights with observations far beyond the ghost of Bonaparte.

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This fascinating travelogue of the little known, though infamous island was praised by the NYBR on hardback publication.

About the Author

Johannes Willms: Willms is a historian and journalist. He is the Apris correspondent for Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906598877
Author:
Willms, Johannes
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel-Great Britain
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Types
Business » Accounting and Finance
History and Social Science » Europe » France » Napoleon
Transportation » Nautical » General
Travel » Europe » Great Britain
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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