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Napoleon III and his carnival empire

Author: John Bierman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Biography of Louis Napoleon, nephew to the famous Bonaparte, who was elected President of France in 1848 and later became Emperor, discussing his reign over the glittering Second Empire, and looking at the scandals of his private life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, empereur des Français; Eugénie, impératrice épouse de Napoléon III empereur des Français; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Kaiser III ) Napoleon (Frankreich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierman
ISBN: 0312018274 9780312018276
OCLC Number: 17413741
Description: xx, 439 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Popguns at dawn --
Book one : The path to power. An uncertain paternity --
The Italian escapade --
Scandalous exile --
Fiasco at Boulogne --
Enter Miss Howard --
The miracle of '48 --
The prince-president --
Blood on the boulevards --
Book two : Imperial heyday. Cherchez la femme --
Eugenie's "bold game" --
The model marriage --
The empire means war --
An heir for the empire --
The bombs of Orsini --
To war again --
Problems with Plon-Plon --
Mexican adventure --
The distaff diplomat --
In love again --
The elegant Morny --
"The fair imperial harlot" --
Book three : Decline and fall. Disaster at Sadowa --
Retreat from Mexico --
Napoleon loosens his grip --
Bismarck baits the trap --
Into battle, unprepared --
Catastrophe at Sedan --
The end of empire --
Death in exile --
Postscript : The long twilight.
Responsibility: by John Bierman.

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Biography of Louis Napoleon, nephew to the famous Bonaparte, who was elected President of France in 1848 and later became Emperor, discussing his reign over the glittering Second Empire, and looking at the scandals of his private life.

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