Napoleon: an illustrated life – Vol. 1
This memoirs of Antoine de Bourrienne is a work that, for deep interest, excitement, and amusement, can scarcely be paralleled by any of the numerous and excellent memoirs for which the large Napoleonic literature is so justly celebrated. In this book de Bourienne shows us the hero of Marengo and Austerlitz in his night-gown and slippers, with a’trait de plume’. He, in a hundred instances, places the real man before us, with all his personal and private habits! A rich and beautiful collection of color plates complete the book, realized by the French artist Louis Charle Bombled for the Las Cases Memorial of Saint’Hélène, the other great and famous biography of Napoleon! 1st volume of four.