A Short Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
1895. With 250 illustrations from the Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard's collection of Napoleon engravings, supplemented by pictures from the collections of Prince Victor Napoleon, Prince Roland Bonaparte, Baron Larrey and others. Tarbell was doing graduate work in French Revolution-era women's history in Paris and to pay for her living expenses she wrote articles for American papers and magazines. Her series on Napoleon for McClure's Syndicate gained both Tarbell and McClure's wide acclaim. The series was published as this book and was a commercial success. Tarbell went on to further fame, becoming one of the original muckrakers for her role in helping to shut down the Standard Oil monopoly. Partial Contents: Youth and Early Surroundings; In Paris; Robespierre; Courtship and Marriage; Italian Campaign; Return to Paris; Statesman and Lawgiver; Return of the Emigres; Opposition to the Centralization of the Government; Preparations for War with England; Emperor of the French People; Campaigns of 1805, 1806, 1807; Extension of Napoleon's Empire; Berlin Decree; Disasters in Spain; Talleyrand's Treachery; Divorce of Josephine; Trouble with the Pope; Russian Campaign; Campaign of 1813; Elba; Surrender to English; and The Second Funeral. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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