Desaix, upon his arrival in Paris, found letters for him there from the First Consul. As he read the confidential lines, he was struck with the melancholy air with which they were pervaded. "Alas!" said he, "Napoleon has gained every thing, and yet he is unhappy. I must hasten to meet him."
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A beautifully written and eloquent history of Napoleon, Abbott defends the noble spirit of Napoleon in the face of countess ego-centric british historians at the time. Read full review