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The Resource The fall of Napoleon : the final betrayal, David Hamilton-Williams

The fall of Napoleon : the final betrayal, David Hamilton-Williams

Label
The fall of Napoleon : the final betrayal
Title
The fall of Napoleon
Title remainder
the final betrayal
Statement of responsibility
David Hamilton-Williams
Title variation
Final betrayal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, David Hamilton-Williams questions many of the established views presented in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' as well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battlefield, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal. This volume is the second of a trilogy by David Hamilton-Williams. In Waterloo: New Perspectives he shed new light on the greatest battle of all, causing historians to reappraise their opinions and revise their maps; in The Last Battles: Napoleon, Murat and the Italian Campaign he reviews the chequered partnership between the Emperor and the commander he made King of Naples
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OClCo
Dewey number
  • 944.05/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC212
LC item number
.H35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fall of Napoleon : the final betrayal, David Hamilton-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Second vol. of the author's trilogy, the 1st of which is Waterloo and the 3rd is The last battles
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) 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
Control code
ocm32098747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780471118626
Lccn
95127571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32098747
Label
The fall of Napoleon : the final betrayal, David Hamilton-Williams
Publication
Note
Second vol. of the author's trilogy, the 1st of which is Waterloo and the 3rd is The last battles
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) 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
Control code
ocm32098747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780471118626
Lccn
95127571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)32098747

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