The Road to St Helena: Napoleon After Waterloo

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Pen & Sword Military, 2008 - History - 204 pages
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Napoleon's incredible career went through a number of distinct periods. Much has been written about his rise to power, his time as leader of France, his ultimate defeat at Waterloo and his exile on St Helena. But the short critical period of his fall from power, the few months in 1815 between Waterloo and his arrival on St Helena, has received less attention. J. David Markham's gripping new study focuses on this, Napoleon's last journey, and the final dramatic episodes in his fateful life.

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J. David Markham is an internationally acclaimed historian and Napoleonic scholar. His major books include "Napoleon's Road to Glory: Triumphs, Defeats and Immortality" (winner of the 2004 Napoleonic Society of America "Literary Award"); "Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Grande Armee" (winner of the International Napoleonic Society's 2003 "President's Choice Award"); and "Napoleon and Dr. Verling on St. Helena." He has been featured on the History Channel International's "Global View" program on Napoleon, the History Channel's "Conquerors" program "(Napoleon's Greatest Victory; Caesar in Gaul)" and "Napoleon: The Man Who Would Conquer Europe," as well as in programs on the Learning and Discovery channels. He has served as historical consultant to History Channel and National Geographic Society programs. Markham has contributed to four important reference encyclopedias "(Leadership; World History; American Revolution; French Revolution and Napoleon)." He has presented numerous academic papers to conferences in the United States, the UK, France, Italy, Israel, Georgia, and Russia. He is President of the Napoleonic Alliance and Executive Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief of the International Napoleonic Society. David has organized International Napoleonic Congresses in Italy, Israel, the Republic of Georgia, and France. He was the first American scholar to present a paper at the Borodino Conference in Russia. His awards include the "Legion of Merit" from the International Napoleonic Society, the "President's Medal" from the Napoleonic Alliance, and the "Marengo Medal" from the province of Alessandria, Italy.

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