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Napoleon in America

Yet another great review by someone who get’s it. Also check out this for another thoughtful example of the reviewer’s art. Even Percy has respect for counterfactual history: One can’t read of that [Civil] War without playing the fascinating game of what-if . . . What if Jackson had lived through Chancellorsville? What if McClellan…

Napoleon in America

Those of you who know me will know that I’m partial to the writer but with all the objectivity I can muster I have to say that this book is superbly conceived and executed — I know what good writing is. The style is extremely precise and the dialogue authentically rendered in the language of…

Napoleon in America

The opening chapter “General Bonaparte is Missing” and part of chapter two “News Reaches Europe” is trailed on Shannon Selin’s website. I’d encourage you to sign up to keep apprised of the book’s publication details which is expected to occur early in the new year. This work is a superbly researched, executed and an entertaining…

Coming to terms with Napoleon

Matt Dawson is a top-notch illustrator and is currently working on a book project I’m involved with. I came across Matt via the image below (fans of A Confederacy of Dunces will get the reference) and I knew immediately that here was a man of “taste and decency”. If you want a highly responsive, well-judged…

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Brother member of American Philosophical Society

Here’s a curiosity – Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s elder brother, was an elected member of the American Philosophical Society. What association or society (aside from The Royal Society) could claim intellectual giants such as Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Paine and Madison as its members? Here’s Joseph’s obituary from the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 6,…