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The Invisible Emperor

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 288
Subject: History & Classics

The Invisible Emperor

Napoleon on Elba

Mark Braude

An intimate encounter with one of the most influential people ever to live

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781781258026 (Published 27 Sep 2018)
£16.99

About the book

Few historical figures are as well-known as Napoleon Bonaparte, and yet the Emperor's ten-month exile on the small island of Elba is virtually unexplored. Now, for the first time, we have a window into this critical moment when the most powerful man on earth turns defeat into one final challenge.

A close character study mixed with a world-shaking drama, The Invisible Emperor will show Napoleon as he's never before been seen: as heart-broken husband, civil engineer, interior decorator, gardener and spy master. It will show a man at his nadir rise up against the global odds to build a miniature island empire, turn his two greatest foes into his closest confidantes, and return to France without firing a single shot.

About the author

Mark Braude is a lecturer in modern European history at Stanford and the author of Making Monte Carlo (Simon and Schuster)

Reviews

Praise for Making Monte Carlo:Braude's fluent and fast-paced writing style is ideally suited to his subject matter, which is all about vision, speed of thought and execution... this is such an overlooked history - one that Belgian author Luc Sante justifi­ably describes in the book's blurb as being "as capacious and dramatic as a 19th-century thriller".

- The Financial Times

A well-researched, dramatic rags-to-riches urban tale.

- Kirkus Reviews

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 288
Subject: History & Classics