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The Real Martyr Of St Helena

Author : T. Dundas Pillans
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Author : Philip Dwyer
ISBN : 9781408891742
Genre : History
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'Vibrant and illuminating ... [Dywer] tells a fascinating tale' The Times This meticulously researched study opens with Napoleon no longer in power, but instead a prisoner on the island of St Helena. This may have been a great fall from power, but Napoleon still held immense attraction. Every day, huge crowds would gather on the far shore in the hope of catching a glimpse of him. Philip Dwyer closes his ambitious trilogy exploring Napoleon's life, legacy and myth by moving from those first months of imprisonment, through the years of exile, up to death and then beyond, examining how the foundations of legend that had been laid by Napoleon during his lifetime continued to be built upon by his followers. This is a fitting and authoritative end to a definitive work.

Napoleon S Jailer

Author : Desmond Gregory
ISBN : 0838636578
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This book is the first full-scale biography of Sir Hudson Lowe, despite the fact that he left behind a mass of correspondence and papers accumulated over a fairly long life. Yet he is known only as the jailer of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on the island of St. Helena, a period that occupied only six of the forty years of Lowe's active life. Lowe was a much better educated officer than most of his contemporaries - a brave, intelligent, and resourceful soldier who rapidly won the respect of such distinguished military commanders as Sir Charles Stuart and Sir John Moore. Lowe served in the Mediterranean theater for much of the war against Napoleon and later served as British liaison officer to the Allied armies in Germany and France during the 1813-14 campaigns, where he enjoyed the admiration and friendship of Prussian commanders and the Russian Czar. Lowe's talents - fluency in both Italian and French, a knowledge of the Corsican character derived from commanding a Corsican regiment enlisted under the British crown, and his proven ability to converse at the highest level with statesmen and marshals - were considered so favorably that he was chosen to be the guardian of the exiled Napoleon on St. Helena. It was an appointment that led to Lowe's downfall. He proved no match for the guile and mendacity of his devious captive and that captive's adherents. Lowe's reputation has never recovered from the slanders and libels of the Bonapartists and their vocal Whig supporters, in spite of one or two attempts by historians to set the record straight. Refused a pension and suitable recognition as governor of a colony by first the Tories and then the Whigs, out of fear of public opinion Lowe ended his career in anticlimax. Without attempting to disguise Lowe's personal faults and limitations, author Desmond Gregory has aimed at rehabilitating Lowe's reputation as a soldier and a writer who, as the record clearly shows, was something very much more substantial than the pseudovillain of St. Helena.

Bunch Of Old Letters

Author : Jawaharlal (ed.)
ISBN : 0670058270
Genre : India
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The Letters In This Volume, Written By Some Of The Leading Figures Of Our Times, Cover The Three Eventful Decades Leading Up To India S Independence In 1947. Evocative Of The Spirit Of Those Stirring Times, Many Of The Letters Are From Those Most Closely Involved In The Freedom Struggle Among Them, Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Maulana Azad, Vallabhbhai Patel And Jayaprakash Narayan. Of Particular Interest Is The Long Correspondence Between Subhas Chandra Bose And Nehru, Which Covers The Crisis During The Tripuri Congress In 1939, And Reflects The Two Leaders Sharply Differing Views On The Mobilization Of National Resistance To British Rule. Equally Fascinating Are The Letters From Mahatma Gandhi, Which Reveal His Acute Political Instincts As Well As His Deep Humanity And His Genuine Respect For Dissent. The Letters Also Bear Testimony To Jawaharlal Nehru S Extraordinary Gift For Friendship, And The Respect And Admiration He Evoked, Both Personally And For The Cause Of Indian Independence, From World Figures As Diverse As George Bernard Shaw, Romain Rolland, Clare Boothe Luce, Edward Thompson, Chiang Kai-Shek And Bertrand Russell, Among Others. A Bunch Of Old Letters Is Essential Reading For An Understanding Of The History Of National Movement.

St Helena 1502 1938

Author : Philip Gosse
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082407805
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Napoleon And Dr Verling On St Helena

Author : J. David Markham
ISBN : 1844152502
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"[Dr] Verling was based on St Helena during Napoleon's imprisonment and at one point he was even appointed as Napoleon's official physician. Throughout his stay, this young Irish doctor kept a vivid and detailed diary of his experiences, which is published here for the first time, augmented with important letters between the principle players with an introduction and analysis by [the author] ... Through Verling's eyes, we get a fresh view of daily life on the island and of the suspicion-filled artificial society that grew up around Napoleon during his last years"--Dust jacket.

Revelations Concerning Napoleon S Escape From St Helena

Author : Pierre Paul Ebeyer
ISBN : NWU:35556009795840
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The Lives Of The Primitive Fathers Martyrs And Other Principal Saints

Author : Alban Butler
ISBN : BML:37001102422818
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The Last Years Of Napoleon

Author : Ralph Korngold
ISBN : WISC:89006872741
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