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Napoleon on Napoleon : an autobiography of the Emperor

Author: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Somerset Struben De Chair
Publisher: London : Cassell ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub. Co., 1992.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, empereur des Français; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Somerset Struben De Chair
ISBN: 0304340464 9780304340460 0304344559 9780304344550
OCLC Number: 27895712
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Napoleonic titles: redividing Europe --
The Bonaparte marriages: the new alliances --
Chronology of events --
Editor's foreword --
Napoleon's introduction: the nature of history, conquest, and empire --
I. Corsica: family history, childhood, and the English occupation of Corsica --
II. Supper at Beaucaire: the revolt of Marseilles --
II. Toulon: defeating the English fleet --
IV. 13 Vendémiaire: the whiff of grapeshot: General of the Army of the Interior --
V. The Battle of Arcole: defeat of the Austrian Army --
VI. Into Egypt: capture of Alexandria: conversion to Islam --
VII. The Battle of Aboukir: the loss of the French fleet --
VIII. Syria: the seige of Acre: negotiations with Constantinople --
IX. 18 Brumaire: rise of the first consul: end of the revolution --
X. The arrest and execution of the Duke d'Enghien: Bonaparte's orders: the arrest --
XI. Political crimes: 'my hands... were never stained with guilt' --
XII. Bernadotte: from general to King of Sweden --
XIII. Overtures for peace in 1800: rejection by England: why the war had to continue --
XIV. The Rebellion of Toussaint-Louverture: 'Brave Blacks, remember that France alone acknowledges your liberty!' --
XV. Relations with the Pope:Concordat 1801: annexation of papal land 1808: annexation of the states of Rome 1810 --
XVI: The nobility: not contrary to equality: the legion of honour --
XVII. Prison reform: changing hte criminal law: the need for civil liberty --
XVIII. Austerlitz: the Russians defeated --
XIX. Ways of war: inspiring troops: different types fo campaign --
XX. Divorce from Josephine: a painful sacrifice: negotiating a new marriage --
XXI. War in Spain and Russia: tactical failures: the courage of the enemy --
XXII. The return from Moscow: changes in the weather: return to Paris --
XXIII. The Battle of Leipzig: Saxon treachery: Allied demands --
XXIV: Abdication 1814: 'I voluntarily yielded myself up...' --
XXV. The return from Elba: 1100 men become 40000: the Congress in discord: war resumes --
XXVI: The Battle of Mont-St-Jean (Waterloo): orders are given: the arrival of the Blücher: defeat --
XXVII. Final observations --
Index.
Other Titles: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de France sous Napoléon.
Responsibility: edited by Somerset de Chair.

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