Escape from Elba

The Fall and Flight of Napoleon 1814-1815

Norman MacKenzie

 
Date Published :
November 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 Illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844156047
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets sail for his new domain - the tiny, poverty-stricken, pestilential island of Elba. Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses.

The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return. In this classic account, now republished in paperback, Norman MacKenzie chronicles this extraordinary year: the tense last hours of Napoleon's empire, his humiliating exile, his midnight escape and his whirlwind march over snowbound mountains to Grenoble where, in a dramatic confrontation with the French army, he became a reigning prince again. Described in vivid detail are Napoleon's adventures as the head of Elba. He brought society, splendor, organization and political intrigue to this run-down backwater. And he displayed on this small stage the many sides of his charismatic personality.

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