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Braude, Mark.

The invisible emperor : Napoleon on Elba / Mark Braude. - 360 pages : maps ; 22 cm

"Few historical figures are as well-known as Napoleon Bonaparte, and yet the Emperor's ten-month exile on the small island of Elba is virtually unexplored. Now, for the first time, we have a window into this critical moment when the most powerful man on earth turns defeat into one final challenge. A close character study mixed with a world-shaking drama, The Invisible Emperor will show Napoleon as he's never before been seen: as heart-broken husband, civil engineer, interior decorator, gardener and spy master. It will show a man at his nadir rise up against the global odds to build a miniature island empire, turn his two greatest foes into his closest confidantes, and return to France without firing a single shot." - Copac

9781781258026 (hbk.) :

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.

France--Kings and rulers--Biography.
France--History--Consulate and First Empire, 1799-1815.


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