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The Resource Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest

Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest

Label
Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography
Title
Napoleon
Title remainder
life, legacy, and image : a biography
Statement of responsibility
Alan Forrest
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a cold December day in 1840 Parisians turned out in force to watch as the body of Napoleon was solemnly carried on a riverboat from Courbevoie on its final journey to the Invalides. The return of their long-dead Emperor's corpse from the Island of St. Helena was a moment that Paris had eagerly awaited, though many feared that the memories stirred would serve to further destabilize a country that had struggled for order and direction since he had been sent into exile. In this book, the author tells the story of how the son of a Corsican attorney became the most powerful man in Europe, a man whose charisma and legacy endured after his lonely death many thousands of miles from the country whose fate had become so entwined with his own. Along the way, the author also cuts away the many layers of myth and counter myth that have grown up around Napoleon, a man who mixed history and legend promiscuously and, drawing on original research and his own background in French history, demonstrates that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as their creator--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forrest, Alan I
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Emperors
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • France
Label
Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, c2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paris, 1840 -- Corsican beginnings -- Son of the revolution -- Bonaparte in Italy -- Lure of the orient -- First consul -- From consulate to empire -- Quest for glory -- A vision of civil society -- The reinvention of monarchy -- From the peninsula to Leipzig -- The hundred days -- Years of exile -- Life after death
Control code
FIEb17206364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250009036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)778422052
Label
Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, c2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paris, 1840 -- Corsican beginnings -- Son of the revolution -- Bonaparte in Italy -- Lure of the orient -- First consul -- From consulate to empire -- Quest for glory -- A vision of civil society -- The reinvention of monarchy -- From the peninsula to Leipzig -- The hundred days -- Years of exile -- Life after death
Control code
FIEb17206364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250009036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly coloured)
System control number
(OCoLC)778422052

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