The Invisible Emperor (Hardback)

Napoleon on Elba

Mark Braude

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

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.

Publication date: 27/09/2018

£20.00

ISBN: 9781781258026

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Invisible Emperor (Ebook)

Napoleon on Elba

Mark Braude

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

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.

Publication date: 27/09/2018

£12.99

ISBN: 9781782833369

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B01NBWFGOF

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Invisible Emperor (Audiobook)

Napoleon on Elba

Mark Braude

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

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.

Publication date: 27/09/2018

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782835370

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07FYDW1LL

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

Read by: Mark Braude

Reviews for The Invisible Emperor

'Lively and insightful'

 TLS

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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".

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 The Financial Times

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

 Kirkus Reviews

Mark Braude

Mark Braude

Mark Braude is the author of Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle. He has been a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Stanford University and was named a 2017-2018 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has appeared in the New Republic, Los Angeles Times, Globe and Mail, and other publications. He lives in Vancouver with his wife.