The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

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A gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba.

In the spring of 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Having overseen an empire spanning half the European continent, he suddenly found himself exiled to Elba, less than a hundred square miles of territory. This would have been the end of him. But soon enough Napoleon imposed his preternatural charisma and historic ambition on both his captors and the very island itself, plotting his return to France and to power. Not long after, tens of thousands of people would die fighting for and against him at Waterloo.

A riveting story and an original examination f how quixotic and grandiose ideas can suddenly leap from the imagination and into reality, The Invisible Emperor recounts an extraordinary moment in the life of one of history's most consequential figures.

ISBN: 9780735222625

Published Date: October 8, 2019

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 360

Size: 8.42" l x 5.47" w x 0.95" h