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ISBN:
1844156044
Author:
Norman MacKenzie
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Military
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen and Sword (November 13, 2007)
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320 pages
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The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. This book shows a unique side of Napoleon that other biographers rarely mention.

The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule. Here is the man who ruled France for 12 years, prepared to live the life of an exile until the Congress Allies defy the treaty they made with him. First, the Austrians take away his wife and child. Then the Bourbons (they learned nothing and forgot nothing) don't bother to pay the pension promised. It also shows the the qualities of Metternich and Tallyrand, and there treacherous qualities in statemanship.

The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return. Described in vivid detail are Napoleon's adventures as the head of Elba

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MacKenzie, Norman, The Escape from Elba: The Fall and Flight of Napoleon 1814–1815 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1982). McLynn, Frank, Napoleon: A Biography (London, Jonathan Cape, 1997). Müffling, Baron Carl von, The Memoirs of Baron von Müffling: A Prussian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars (London, Greenhill Books, 1997). Naylor, John, Waterloo (London, Batsford, 1960). Newark, Tim, Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier (London, Constable and Robinson, 2009). Palmer, Alan, An Encyclopaedia of Napoleon’s Europe (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1984).

Figured I had to read this because there seemed to be a shortage of books on what actually happened on Elba. Not much, as it turns out. A decent book, covers all the bases, but I think the subject can be amply covered in a mere chapter within a larger study. ShaneTierney, November 1, 2012.

After Napoleon Bonaparte failed to unite all of Europe under his rule, he was thrown off his throne by the neighboring nations during the War of Liberation on.

After Napoleon Bonaparte failed to unite all of Europe under his rule, he was thrown off his throne by the neighboring nations during the War of Liberation o. .The future emperor was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on August 15, 1769

Escape From Elba: The Fall & Flight of Napoleon 1814 - 1815" by Norman MacKenzie. I also like reading about the personal life of Napoleon more than the military history.

Escape From Elba: The Fall & Flight of Napoleon 1814 - 1815" by Norman MacKenzie. Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner" by Frank Giles. It is entitled "Napoleon: a Doctor's Biography" by Boris Sokoloff. It was published in 1937 but is relatively easy to find on used sites.

Recounts how Napoleon was defeated, exiled to Elba, ruled that tiny island kingdom for a year, and managed to return to the continent and challenge, once again, the European powers.

the fall and flight of Napoleon, 1814-1815. by Norman Ian MacKenzie. Published 1982 by Oxford University Press in New York. Bibliography: p. -289.

The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets sail for his new domain - the tiny, poverty-stricken, pestilential island of Elba. Yet within ten months Napoleon will enter Paris once again, at the heels of the fleeing Bourbon king, flushed with victory and cheered by the masses. The Escape From Elba tells the heroic story of Napoleon's exile and phoenix-like return. In this classic account, now republished in paperback, Norman MacKenzie chronicles this extraordinary year: the tense last hours of Napoleon's empire, his humiliating exile, his midnight escape and his whirlwind march over snowbound mountains to Grenoble where, in a dramatic confrontation with the French army, he became a reigning prince again. Described in vivid detail are Napoleon's adventures as the head of Elba. He brought society, splendor, organization and political intrigue to this run-down backwater. And he displayed on this small stage the many sides of his charismatic personality.
  • Gribandis
A great book, A great read.
  • Thofyn
This book shows a unique side of Napoleon that other biographers rarely mention. Here is the man who ruled France for 12 years, prepared to live the life of an exile until the Congress Allies defy the treaty they made with him. First, the Austrians take away his wife and child. Then the Bourbons (they learned nothing and forgot nothing) don't bother to pay the pension promised. It also shows the the qualities of Metternich and Tallyrand, and there treacherous qualities in statemanship. These were the men who made Europe after the Congress. The story revolves around how Napoleon first adapted to life on the island, and then as the Allies thought about rethinking their position toward him and Murat, changed it to make a comeback in France. The final four chapters deal with his march on Paris and his reinstallation on the throne. A great story.

This is a good book in that it talks about a little known chapter of his life. The book starts off rather slow, but the chapters are stirring toward the middle and end.