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Working With Napoleon : the memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1802-1815, the court of the First Empire

Author: Claude-François Méneval, baron de; R W Sherrard; Robert L Miller
Publisher: New York : Enigma Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New centennial ed.View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Claude-François Méneval, baron de; Claude-François Méneval, baron de; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude-François Méneval, baron de; R W Sherrard; Robert L Miller
ISBN: 9781936274192 1936274191
OCLC Number: 669754931
Language Note: Translated into English from the original French.
Notes: "Complete and unabridged"--Title page verso.
Originally published in English as "Memoirs to Serve for the History of Napoleon I, from 1802 to 1815." London : Hutchinson & Co., 1895.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 616 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword (starting p. xi) / Robert L. Miller --
Preface (starting p. xiii) / J. David Markham --
Introduction (starting p. xvi) --
Chapter I (starting p. 3) --
Meneval's Early Life --
Makes Acquaintance of Louis Bonaparte --
The Return of General Bonaparte from Egypt --
Louis Bonaparte --
Napoleon's Prophecy on his Destiny --
Opinions of Napoleon on J. J. Rousseau --
Napoleon French, not Italian --
Meneval Taken by the Conscription --
Capture and Execution of Frotte at Verneuil --
Meneval Meets Joseph Bonaparte --
Negotiations with the United States --
Meneval Sees Napoleon for the First Time --
M. de LaFayette --
Passage of General Moreau to Luneville --
The Victory of Hohenlinden --
Peace Concluded --
Lucien Bonaparte --
Death of Paul I --
Evacuation of Egypt --
Signing the Concordat --
Fall of the Pitt cabinet --
Signing the Treaty at Amiens --
Marriage of Louis Bonaparte --
Marriage of Murat Sanctioned by Church --
Chapter II (starting p. 44) --
Meneval Admitted into the First Consul's cabinet --
Friendly Reception from Madame Bonaparte --
Family Dinner --
The Moral and Physical Properties of Napoleon --
On His Early Education --
His Respect for His Parents --
Death of his Father --
Description of the First Consul's Cabinet --
His Librarians --
The First Consul's Household Arrangements --
Secret of the 18th Brumaire, Year VIII --
Napoleon's Indifference about His Personal Safety --
The Second and Third Consuls --
The State Council --
Origin and Motive of the Senatus Consultum --
Institution of the Legion of Honor --
The Consulate for Life --
On the Different Anniversaries of the 14th of July --
Chapter III (starting p. 74) --
Retreat of General Lannes from Lisbon --
Taking Possession of the Castle of Saint Cloud --
Canova Makes Napoleon's Bust --
Napoleon's Kindness to the Beauharnais Family --
The Island of Elba United to France --
Visit to the Saint-Cyr Military Schools --
Fouche's Retirement --
The Violation of Postal Secrecy --
Toussaint L'Ouverture --
Charles Nodier --
Napoleon Thrown Out of His Carriage --
Rupture of Peace with England --
Invasion and Conquest of Hanover --
Preparations for the Formation of a Flotilla at Boulogne --
Napoleon's Friendly Feeling Towards Prussia --
Return to St. Cloud --
Convocation of the Legislature --
Plots of English Diplomatic Agents --
The Abbe de Montgaillard --
M. de Vauban --
His Memoirs on the Vendee --
Chapter IV (starting p. 107) --
Universal Anxiety Caused in England by the Preparations for Invasion --
Assembly of Exiles on the Rhine --
Fouche's Activity --
The First Consul's Departure from La Malmaison --
Arrival of the Duke d'Enghien at Pautin --
Formation of the Military Court-Martial --
Colonel Savary Reports the Execution of the Sentence to the First Consul --
Napoleon's Fairness Towards His Ministers --
Hostile Conduct of the Russian and Swedish Governments --
A Senatus Consultum Confers Imperial Dignity on the First Consul --
Popular Votes --
Moreau's Punishment Commuted to Exile --
Formation of the Imperial Court --
Creation of the Great Dignities of the Empire --
Nomination of Eighteen Marshals of the Empire --
Distribution of Decorations of the Legion of Honor --
Lucien's Disgrace --
Jerome Bonaparte's Marriage with Eliza Patterson --
The Emperor's Kindness to that Lady --
Institution of Decennial Prizes --
Chapter V (starting p. 144) --
Arrival of the Pope at Paris --
Ceremonial of the Coronation --
Imperial Protocol --
Project of an Expedition to India --
Napoleon Proclaimed King of Italy --
Napoleon's Power of Concentration --
Breaking Up of the Camp at Boulogne --
Bavaria Invaded by the Austrians --
The Potsdam Treaty --
Battles of Guntzburg, Hasloch, and Elchingen --
News of the Disaster at Trafalgar --
Battle of Austerlitz --
Interview with the Emperor of Austria --
Reestablishment of the Gregorian Calendar --
Mesdames de Chevreuse, de Stael, and Recamier --
Death of Pitt --
Creation of Kingdoms, Duchies and Principalities --
Prince Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland --
Napoleon's Private Life --
Management of the Imperial Household --
Chapter VI (starting p. 197) --
Break with Prussia --
The Emperor's Departure for the Army --
Battles of Jena and Auerstadt --
Annihilation of the Prussian Armies Entry into Berlin Entry of the French Army into Poland --
Treaty with the King of Saxony --
The Battle of Eylau --
Battle of Ostrolenka --
Second Winter-quarters at the Castle of Finckenstein --
Chapter VII (starting p. 214) --
Siege and Taking of Danzig --
Victory of Heilsberg and Friedland --
Tilsitt --
The Army on the March for Portugal --
The Degeneration of Spain --
Joseph Made King of Spain --
Murat Made King of Naples --
The Emperor Received with Triumph in the Vendee --
Chapter VIII (starting p. 253) --
The Emperor's Fete --
Occupation of Burgos --
Entry of Army into Madrid --
Marshal Lannes Sent to the Siege of Saragossa --
Return to Paris --
The Austrian Army Enters Bavaria --
The Emperor's Departure for the Campaign of 1809 --
Battle of Eckmuhl --
Taking of Vienna --
Battle of Essling --
Death of Marshal Lannes --
Battle of Wagram --
Peace of Vienna --
Creation of New Duchies --
French Defeat in Spain --
Chapter IX (starting p. 288) --
Thoughts of Divorce --
Reasons for Annulling Napoleon's Marriage --
Senatus Consultum Annuls Marriage --
Rome United to the Empire --
Marriage of the Emperor with the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria --
The Empress's Household --
Stay at Antwerp --
Holland United to the Empire --
Chapter X (starting p. 323) --
Bernadotte Elected Crown Prince of Sweden --
Events of 1810 --
Birth of the King of Rome --
General Enthusiasm and Public Rejoicing --
The King of Spain Visits the Emperor --
Chapter XI (starting p. 354) --
Christening of the King of Rome --
Napoleon's Affection for His Son --
Russia Prepares for War --
The Polish Question Irreconcilable --
The Pope at Fontainebleau --
Departure of the Emperor for the Army --
Chapter XII (starting p. 397) --
Duke of Bassano Appointed Governor of Lithuania --
The Prince of Wagram --
Battle of Ostrovno --
March on Smolensk --
Battle of Moskova --
Entry into Moscow --
Burning of the City --
Retreat from Russia --
Chapter XIII (starting p. 420) --
The Emperor Visits Warsaw and Dresden --
His Arrival in Paris --
Reorganization of the Army --
Evacuation of Madrid --
The Victory of Lutzen --
Death of de Bessieres and Duroc --
The Congress of Prague --
Austria Joins the Allies --
Battle of Dresden --
Disaster at Culm --
Disaster at Leipzig --
Chapter XIV (starting p. 450) --
Extraordinary Efforts for Recruiting the Army --
Bad state of Affairs in Spain --
End of the Expedition to Spain --
Desertion of the King of Naples --
Victories at Champaubert, Montmirail, and Vauxchamps --
Treaty of Chaumont --
March of the Allies on Paris --
Intrigue to Force the Emperor to Abdicate --
King Joseph Departs from Paris --
Chapter XV (starting p. 477) --
Entry of the Allied Sovereigns into Paris --
The senate Votes the Emperor's Dethronement --
The Emperor at Fontainebleau --
His Abdication --
Armistice --
The Emperor's Estate Sequestrated --
Napoleon's Attempt at Suicide --
The Emperor's Departure from Fontainebleau --
Chapter XVI (starting p. 502) --
The Empress Louise Arrives at Schonbrunn --
Her Departure for Aix in Savoy --
The Empress Received by General Neipperg --
Her Retired Life --
Description of General Neipperg --
The King of Rome and His Uncle the Grand Duke Francis --
Opposition of Spain to Marie Louise's Claim to Parma --
Informal Visit of Lord Castlereagh to Schonbrunn --
Chapter XVII (starting p. 530) --
The Emperor of Austria Makes His Daughter, the Empress Louise, Promise not to Correspond with Her Husband without His Permission --
The Emperor Napoleon Escapes from Elba --
The Emperor of Austria's First Move --
Agreement of the Allies to March Upon France Once More --
Napoleon's Son is Conducted to Vienna --
Chapter XVIII (starting p. 562) --
The Neapolitan Army --
The King of Naples Arrives at Cannes --
The Emperor Napoleon Refuses to Allow the King of Naples Permission to Come to Paris --
The King of Naples' Critical Position After the Return of Louis XVIII --
A Price is Set Upon His Head --
He Fails in His Attempt to Conquer Naples --
He is Condemned to Death and Meets His Death with Intrepidity --
Chapter XIX (starting p. 575) --
The Emperor Napoleon in Paris --
Meneval's First Interview After His Return --
Napoleon's Melancholy and Resignation --
The Emperor Napoleon Leaves for the Army --
The Battles of Ligny and Waterloo --
The Emperor Napoleon's Return to Paris --
The Provisional government --
Reflections on the Fall of the Empire --
The Emperor Napoleon's Departure from La Malmaison --
His Arrival at Rochefort --
His Letter to the Prince Regent of England --
He Leaves on Board the Northumberland for St Helena --
The End of the Vienna Congress --
Reflections on the Character of the Emperor Napoleon --
Index (starting p. 600)
Other Titles: Memoirs to serve for the history of Napoleon I.
Responsibility: by Baron Claude-François de Méneval ; original translation by R.W. Sherrard.

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