The End Of GloryBook - 2014
The dramatic story of Napoleon's overthrow - focusing not on the battle of Waterloo, whose importance has been overestimated, but on the two years before, from the retreat from Moscow to his first abdication in 1814. This period has been much less studied, but saw Napoleon lose both his European empire and the throne of France. Compared to this, his brief return to France in 1815, ending at Waterloo, was merely an epilogue. The mostremarkable aspect of this story is that at several key moments Napoleon's enemies offered him compromise peace terms which would have maintained him on the French throne. The book uses important new materialto explore these and the reasons for their failure, shedding fascinating new light on a crucial period in modern history.
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, [ 2014]
Characteristics: xx, 324 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm