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There was a fire fight at the Tuileries during which Napoleon lost thirty men, and
the enemy lost a great deal more by virtue of his famous "whiff of grapeshot."
Napoleon had his priorities right. In his view it was pointless to try to quell a mob
When on August 21, 1799, he learnt that Italy had been lost and French armies
defeated on the Rhine he felt that Europe needed him. He abandoned his own
army and sailed for France in the greatest secrecy. He landed at Frejus on
reduced to 60,000 men — as many as he had lost at Leipzig. There were further
attempts to negotiate a peace. France herself was exhausted, and yet Napoleon's
methods of conscription allowed him to raise a new army which, in practical ...
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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