Napoleon In Defeat and Captivity: 1815-1821

Phil Carradice

The book tells the fascinating, compelling and tragic tale of Napoleon Bonaparte from his defeat at Waterloo, through the period of his abdication in Paris to his capture by the British and, beyond, as he went, reluctantly, into exile. It focuses on the Emperor's time on the Bellerophon and Northumberland, the ships that carried him from France to
Date Published :
November 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
80 black and white phootographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781554708
Pages : 384
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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The book tells the fascinating, compelling and tragic tale of Napoleon Bonaparte from his defeat at Waterloo, through the period of his abdication in Paris to his capture by the British and, beyond, as he went, reluctantly, into exile. It focuses on the Emperor's time on the Bellerophon and Northumberland, the ships that carried him from France to England and St Helena. Napoleon's residence on St Helena is also explored in detail, using firsthand accounts from the people who saw and accompanied him for the six years of his exile. The book explores the slow decline of a great man into physical and mental disintegration, examining the causes of Napoleon's fatal malaise and his relationship with significant figures like Sir Hudson Lowe and Betsy Balcombe - putting everything into the context of enforced idleness on a distant and barren lump of rock.

About The Author
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Phil Carradice is a well-known writer and historian with over 60 books to his credit. A poet, story teller and broadcaster, his most recent books are 'The Cuban Missile Crisis' (Pen and Sword), 'The Call Up' (Fonthill) and the novel 'Stargazers' for Accent Press. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and TV, presents the BBC Wales History programme 'The Past Master' and is widely regarded as one of the finest creative writing tutors in Wales.

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