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Author Simonetta, Marcello, 1968-

Title Napoleon and the rebel : a story of brotherhood, passion, and power / Marcello Simonetta and Noga Arikha.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B NAPOLEON    Check Shelf
Edition Wyd. 1.
Description xiv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "Lucien was the most talented of the Bonaparte brothers, who not only can be credited for helping Napoleon seize power, but who also had a promising political career of his own. He was a romantic, an idealist, and an anti-monarchist whose love for Alexandrine, the woman he married in spite of Napoleon's objections, caused him to fall out of favor with his powerful brother. Here, authors Simonetta and Arikha draw from a massive trove of first-hand documents, allowing them to present a rare, detailed portrait of this remarkable dynasty that reveals Emperor Napoleon and his family at their most intimate and vulnerable moments. The turbulent relationship between Napoleon and his favorite brother, Lucien, of whom the emperor said, "of all my siblings, he was the most gifted, and the one who hurt me most,"creates the perfect springboard to illustrate the bloody power struggles, romantic idealism, and corruption that characterized nineteenth-century Europe, as well as the rise and fall of the French empire"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Bonaparte, Lucien, prince de Canino, 1775-1840.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Family.
Princes -- France -- Biography.
Added Author Arikha, Noga.
ISBN 9780230111561 hardback
0230111564 hardback
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