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Introduction "What a romance my life has been," Napoleon once said reflectively,
in exile on the island of St. Helena. The remark is typical; it combines a peculiar
detachment, which permitted him to see an overall picture where lesser men ...
On the whole Napoleon's writings in exile ramble and lack incisiveness, but the
will is different. It clearly betrays a political intent. It is almost as if Napoleon could
foresee that France would be dominated by the "Napoleonic Legend.
Is this not yet another sign of the extraordinary foresight of the exile of St. Helena
? It would indeed be at that age that the Duke of Reichstadt, despite his
archduke's upbringing and his estrangement from everything that made up his
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This is such a cute little book. Consists of an introduction to Napoleon, followed by a translation of his will. The book is formatted very well; a photocopy of each page of the actual will is ... Read full review