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Book categories: Fall, Elba, Escape, Waterloo, St Helena, Death, Fiction, Other Napoleon Books, The Bonapartes

The Fall of Napoleon

The Fall of Napoleon, Volume 1: The Allied Invasion of France, 1813-1814 by Michael V. Leggiere. The first complete English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland.

Napoleon 1814: The Defence of France by Andrew Uffindell. In 1814, Napoleon was faced with an Allied invasion. The intense, fast-moving campaign that followed has been widely hailed as one of his greatest feats as a commander. This study reassesses Napoleon's military leadership and the campaign.

Napoleon Against Great Odds: The Emperor and the Defenders of France, 1814 by Ralph Ashby. Analysis of what really occured during the 1814 Campaign.

The End of Empire: Napoleon's 1814 Campaign by George Nafziger. Of all his campaigns, Napoleon's 1814 campaign was one of his most brilliant. This book includes specially commissioned maps.

The Eagle's Last Triumph: Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815 by Andrew Uffindell. Provides a detailed account of the battle, including eye-witness testimony.

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Napoleon on Elba

The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba From Exile to Escape by Mark Braude. A narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's strange exile and improbable escape.

Napoleon on Elba: The Diary of an Eyewitness to Exile by Sir Neil Campbell. In April 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba. Part guardian, part spy, Neill Campbell monitored the former emperor and conversed with him almost daily.

Escape From Elba: The Fall and Flight of Napoleon 1814-1815 by Norman MacKenzie. Chronicles the last hours of Napoleon's empire, his humiliating exile, his midnight escape and his march to Grenoble, where he reigned again.

Escape From Elba

Napoleon and the Hundred Days by Stephen Coote. In 1815, the news arrived that Napoleon had escaped captivity and was returning to France. It would be just 100 days before he met his enemies in a final, epic battle.

One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo by Alan Schom. Account of Napoleon's final campaign. Landing unopposed near Cannes, Napoleon and his tiny army began their march through a hostile countryside. Thousands of men joined his ranks, causing Louis XVIII to flee from Paris. All roads now led to Waterloo.

1815: The Return of Napoleon by Paul Britten Austin. Presents the story of Napoleon's escape from Elba and his march on Paris in the words of eyewitnesses and participants.

Napoleon, Wellington, and Waterloo

Waterloo Commanders: Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher by Andrew Uffindell. This three-part biography examines the leaders' parallel lives and extraordinary careers.

Wellington and Napoleon: Clash of Arms by Robin Neillands. Tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle.

Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Campaign by Christopher Hibbert. Recreates the events and drama surrounding the famous battle.

The Waterloo Companion: The Complete Guide to History's Most Famous Land Battle by Mark Adkin. Describes both the battle and the campaign that preceded it in detail, drawing upon the firsthand accounts of participants on all sides. Includes many full color maps, diagrams and photographs, and 16 pages of original paintings.

More Books About Waterloo

Napoleon on St Helena

Terrible Exile: The Last Days of Napoleon on St Helena by Brian Unwin. The most powerful and famous man of his age, Napoleon spent the last years of his life in captivity. How did he react to exile on St Helena, and how did the other inhabitants of the island respond to his presence?

Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner: The Emperor in Exile 1816-21 by Frank Giles. In exile, Napoleon came under the supervision of Sir Hudson Lowe. What really happened? Was the fallen emperor badly treated - perhaps even poisoned? Lowe has been reviled by some historians, but Frank Giles portrays him in a more favorable light.

The Black Room at Longwood: Napoleon's Exile on St. Helena by Jean Paul Kauffmann, translated by Patricia Marie Clancy. The author visits modern St. Helena and describes what he finds. We learn a great deal about Napoleon as Kauffmann passes through the places associated with him and attempts to get inside the head of the deposed emperor. (Review © Amazon.com.)

Napoleon in Captivity by Aleksandr Antonovich Balmain, translated by Julian Park. The author was Russia's commissioner to St Helena, sent to observe former emperor Napoleon's captivity.

A St Helena Who's Who by Arnold Chaplin. A complete guide to the people on St Helena during Napoleon's captivity.

Napoleon & St Helena: On the Island of Exile by Johannes Willms. Travel guide that looks at St Helena as Napoleon's final place of exile.

St Helena Acquaintances

To Befriend an Emperor: Betsy Balcombe's Memoirs of Napoleon on St Helena by Betsy Balcombe. Written by a teenager who became friends with the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Illustrated.

Betsy and the Emperor by Anne Whitehead. Brings to life Napoleon's last years on Saint Helena, revealing the role of the Balcombe family and pretty teenager Betsy Balcombe.

A Diary of St. Helena (1816, 1817) by Clementina E. Malcolm. The journal of Lady Malcolm, wife of Sir Pulteney Malcolm, naval commander at St Helena, who recorded her husband's conversations with Napoleon.

Death of Napoleon

The Strange Death of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jerry Labriola. Suspense novel about an American historian who investigates Napoleon's death.

The Murder of Napoleon by David Hapgood and Ben Weider. Suggests that Napoleon was poisoned.

The Apocalypse of Napoleon Bonaparte - His Last Years From Waterloo to St Helena by Robert Richardson. A medical biography drawn from day-to-day accounts of Napoleon's doctors. The author concludes that the emperor suffered from a gastric ulcer and dehydration that led to multiple organ failure.

In Fiction

The Hundred Days by Joseph Roth, translated by Richard Panchyk. Set during the period between Napoleon's escape from Elba and his defeat at Waterloo, this novel describes the emperor's transformation from godlike ruler to ordinary, humble man.

Napoleon's Last Island: A Novel by Thomas Keneally. Banished to the island of Saint Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte finds an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe.

Black Rock by Louise Hoole. Fiction. Set in 1821 on the island of St Helena during the week between Napoleon's death and burial, this historical who-done-it draws upon the letters and memoirs of those who made up the ex-emperor's last court.

The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys, translated by Patricia Clancy. Novel that imagines what might have happened if Napoleon had not died on St. Helena.

The Emperor's Body by Peter Books. Twenty years after his death, Napoleon becomes a token in a political game to appease the enemies of the monarchy.

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