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Napoleon on Elba: The Diary of an Eyewitness to Exile

By: Campbell, Neil

Price: $14.00

Publisher: U. K., Ravenhall Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0056107

ISBN: 1905043007

Condition: Fine


In April 1814 Napoleon Bonaparte, onetime emperor of France and master of Europe, was exiled to the island of Elba. Colonel Neil Campbell was instructed to accompany the fallen monarch. Part guardian, part spy, Campbell monitored Napoleon and kept an observant watch on the comings and goings of his confidents and much reduced household staff. He eavesdropped on the island's gossip, conversed almost daily with Napoleon, attempted to gain his trust and sought to gauge his intentions. For a year, Campbell kept an intimate diary of events on the tiny island. It paints character studies of all the ... View more info