Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner
By Frank Giles
On 13 July 1815, after Waterloo, Napoleon dictated his famous letter to the Prince Regent. Avoiding any hint of surrender, still less responsibility for the defeat, he said he came 'like Themistocles to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British people.' But his idea of living peacefully in the English countryside was a pipedream: the island of St Helena was desolate and unappealing. The Governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, has been reviled by historians, but Giles gives a fresh perspective on Lowe, as on other aspects of the Emperor's exile.
Napoleon and Hitler
By Desmond Seward
A study of the lives of two of history's greatest dictators, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler, which examines the parallels between their roles and shows how Carl von Clausewitz's treatise ON WAR, an analysis of the Napoleonic campaigns, linked the two men. First published in 1992.