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FORBES Christopher, HILL PERRELL Franklin, KAMM James J., Napoleon & Eugenie: Opulence & Splendor of France's Second Empire

Description: This catalogue accompanies the exhibition "Napoleon & Eugenie which is currently taking place at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbour, New York. The exhibition focusses on the Second Empire period, from 1852-1870, and the "triumphs of the reign of Napoleon and Eugenie", drawing from the collection of Christopher Forbes, who describes Napoleon III as "one of the great underrated world leaders."
Table of contents
Director's Introduction, by James J. Kamm
Napoleon & Eugenie: Opulence and Splendor of France's Second Empire, by Christopher Forbes
Napoleon III and the Bonapartes, by Franklin Hill Perrell
Napoleon & Eugenie: The Modern Times of the Second Empire, by Franklin Hill Perrell
Chronology of Napoleon III
Selected Bonaparte Family Tree
Exhibition Checklist

Place and publisher: Nassau County Museum of Art/Christopher Forbes

Date of publication: 2009

Number of pages: 56

This week’s book(s):

From the publishers:
"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 involved the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..." In Italian and English.
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Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 380

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