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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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 944.05092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC203
LC item number
.F67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, 2011
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
ocn778422052
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9781250009036
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012035209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)778422052
Label
Napoleon : life, legacy, and image : a biography, Alan Forrest
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, 2011
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
ocn778422052
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9781250009036
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012035209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)778422052

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