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NAPOLEON I , Correspondance générale de Napoléon Bonaparte : Tome 3, Les Pacifications, 1800-1802 (in French)


(c) <i>Fayard</i>

(c) Fayard

Description: This third volume of the Correspondance générale de Napoléon published by the Fondation Napoléon with Editions Fayard contains 2,567 letters written during the period from 1800 to 1802, 700 of which are thought not to have been previously published. Whilst the previous periods (covered in the first two volumes) were dogged by possibly forgeries, from 1800 on, the Correspondence stands on surer ground. Napoleon was at that time assisted by several secretaries and his writings were less personal. Indeed, it was political questions which occupied Napoleon Bonaparte, for at that time he was head of state. 1800-1802 is an important period: this is the time for «pacification», for the reconstruction of France, as it found its way out of the Revolution.
This volume, prefaced by Jean Tulard, Member of the Institut, and edited by Thierry Lentz, with the assistance of Gabriel Madec, offers in addition to the letters annotated by the best specialists, the detailed timeline, the customary maps and indices, four studies, namely: «Bourrienne, secrétaire de Bonaparte» by Jacques Jourquin, «La politique consulaire aux Antilles» by Thierry Lentz, «Finances publiques et budgets du Consulat» by Pierre Branda and «L'armée de Réserve en Italie» by Gabriel Madec. All in all, a gigantic achievement.
 
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Place and publisher: Paris:

Date of publication: 2006

Number of pages: 1,406



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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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