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The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows... View more info

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Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon, Biography of a ship of the line 1782-1836

By: Cordingly, David

Price: £14.91

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03631


Lavishly illustrated with paintings, sketches, maps and battle plans, and drawing on a wealth of primary sources and contemporary literature. David Cordingly's portrait of ' Billy Ruffian' is an original work of popular history and a fascinating insight into the reality that lies behind C.S. Forester's and Patrick O'Brian's fictional ships and heroes. There is light scratching on the rear panel. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Napoleon His Wives and Women.

By: Hibbert Christopher

Price: £11.30

Publisher: Ted Smart: 2002

Sellers ID: 00076


Basicing his book on a wide variety of sources Christopher Hibbert had provided portraits of Napoleon,and the many women in his life as illuminating as they are compelling. This is a secondhand book in illustrated covers in good order as is the dustwrapper. View more info

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How Far from Austerlitz? Napoleon 1805-1815.

By: Horne, Alistair

Price: £45.18

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02143


Austerlitz was Napoleon's greatest victory, the battle of which he was most proud, the culmination of what is undisputedly one of the greatest campaigns of all time. It was also one of the last battles over which tactically he could exercise total control.Set within the saga of Napoleon's entire career, and illuminating the road that led from the triumph of Austerlitz to ulitmate defeat. This book is signed and there is light creasing and rippling to the D/w. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of Napoleon: The Rise. Vol 1

By: Robert B. Asprey

Price: £16.25

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown & Company: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03678


Based on years of research, Robert Asprey tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte with the even-handedness such a major historical figure deserves. He presents Napoleon has he was- neither saint nor sinner, but a man dedicated to his vision of himself and his empire. There is a dedication on the front end paper, and there is a small stain in the lower corner of the text block The D/W shows very light shelf wear and is priced clipped. A good... View more info