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Correspondance générale de Napoléon Bonaparte : Tome 2, la campagne d'Egypte et l'avènement, 1798-1799 (in French)


Description: This, volume two, deals with 1798-1799, the Egyptian Campaign and the accession to power, general Bonaparte getting to grips with his dream of the Orient: a region with a difficult climate, complicated daily organisation, popular revolts, war. The perfect moment for Napoleon to show his sense of organisation and his remarkable ability to improvise, his obstinacy, but also his implacable toughness: an apprentice head of state, whom the Brumaire coup d'etat catapulted to power in France.
Comprising 2,550 letters, of which about one thousand not published in the Correspondance published during the Second Empire, complete with explanatory notes, a detailed chronology, three indices, maps and facsimiles, this volume, with a preface by professor Henry Laurens, of the Collège de France, also includes two studies, one by Gabriel Madec on Bonaparte's headquarters and one by Pierre Branda on finances in Egypt.
 
With the support of the Archives de France and the Fondation La Poste, this operation to publish -in twelve volumes- this Correspondance générale has up to now included the collaboration of two hundred people and should end at the beginning of 2009. Emilie Barthet, the person in charge of the correspondance project at the Fondation Napoléon, reports on the project as a whole and the difficulties faced.
 
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Place and publisher: Paris: Fayard

Date of publication: 2005

Number of pages: 1270



This week’s book(s):

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“Fouché, of course, was not a nobody. Fouché from Nantes, the penniless bourgeois, the small, cassock-wearing professor of the Collèges de l'Oratoire; Fouché the assembly member, the king-killer, the proconsul of Nevers and Moulins, the gunner of Lyon, the destroyer of Robespierre, Napoléon's nightmare, the minister of all the regimes, the inventor of the modern police force, the builder of the State, the theoretician and the man of action, the adventurer, the conspirator and the upstart. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful men of his age, undoubtedly one of the most interesting. There are few men who invent new rules before the end of the game. Fouché was one of them.”
 
In Fouché. Les silences de la pieuvre, Emmanuel de Waresquiel digs into every corner of the life of a man as secretive as he was contradictory. With the help of an enormous collection of archives – many of which are unedited – Waresquiel paints a brilliant portrait of an incredible character who has long been misunderstood and poorly served by his bad reputation. In doing so, he gives us a timely and topical Fouché as you've never seen him before.
 

(translated by F. Whitlum-Cooper)



Place and publisher: Paris: Tallandier

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 882

Description:  
 
From the publishers:
 
"...More has probably been written about the Waterloo campaign than almost any other in history. It was the climax of the Napoleonic Wars and forms a watershed in both European and world history. However, the lethal combination of national bias, wilful distortion and simple error has unfortunately led to the constantly regurgitated traditional 'accepted' version being significantly wrong regarding many episodes in the campaign. Oft-repeated claims have morphed into established fact and, with the bicentenary of this famous battle soon to be commemorated, it is high time that these are challenged and finally dismissed.
 
Gareth Glover has spent a decade uncovering hundreds of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts of the battle and campaign, which have highlighted many of these myths and errors. In this ground-breaking history, based on extensive primary research of all the nations involved, he provides a readable and beautifully balanced account of the entire campaign while challenging these distorted claims and myths, and he provides clear evidence to back his version of events. His thoughtful reassessment of this decisive episode in world history will be stimulating reading for those already familiar with the Napoleonic period and it will form a fascinating introduction for readers who are discovering this extraordinary event for the first time..."


Place and publisher: Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 256


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