Napoleon: A Biography

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    Biography/History 1796

    The legend in the making: Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcole, D

    evious, manipulative,

    pessimistic: Madame Mere

    (Maria Letizia Bonaparte)

    The acme of lubricious beauty:

    Pauline Bonaparte Joseph, Louis,

    Napoleon's 'complex' elder brother the reluctant accomplice

    Lucien, Jerome,

    the enemy within Napoleon's 'Benjamin' The Christ-like Bonaparte heals the sick at Jaffa

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    (Opposite page) 1800:

    Marengo, the first of many close-run affairs J

    osephine Beauharnais,

    Creole beauty and Empress

    A second Hannibal but without the elephant:

    Napoleon crosses the Alps by mule Austerlitz: Napoleon's finest hour 1803-04:

    The invasion scare,

    an early vision of the Channel Tunnel


    The First Consul becomes Emperor:


    Napoleon's coronation, December

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