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Before Brumaire: Napoleon’s Development as a Ruler 1796-98

How Napoleon’s experience prior to the Coup helped to make him a successful ruler.

Napoleon in Russian Poetry of the 19th Century: Bibliography

A look at how Napoleon was portrayed in Georgian and Russian Poetry!

Napoleon in Russian Poetry of the 19th Century Part II

A look at how Napoleon was portrayed in Georgian and Russian Poetry!

Napoleon in Russian Poetry of the 19th Century

A look at how Napoleon was portrayed in Georgian and Russian Poetry!

The Fateful Executive of Unknown Command: Napoleon’s Image in Poetry

A look at how Napoleon was portrayed in Georgian and Russian Poetry!

The Revolution, Napoleon, and Education

This article examines the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon on the development of the French educational system.

The Man of Destiny and the Cross Current

A look at whether Napoleon is fairly treated by modern historians.

Thumbing through the Napoleonic Wars: The Words of Napoleon and Others Who May Have Influenced His Methods

There has probably never been another person in history who has either more misquoted or have had more words put in his mouth than Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.

The Death of Napoleon

Forshufvud’s theories about poisoning are still very much alive. This is a fascinating theory, but almost too fantastic to be true, and almost the only indication is the arsenic content in the hair…

Napoleon’s Talisman

Napoleon’s good luck charm.

Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon – On Napoleon and the United States to Variety of Other Topics

What a contemporary head-of-state had to say about Napoleon.

Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon – On the Rights of Nations to His Tyranny

What a contemporary head-of-state had to say about Napoleon.

Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon – On Napoleon’s Ignorance of Commerce to His Restoration of Power

What a contemporary head-of-state had to say about Napoleon.

Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon – From the Marriage of Jerome Bonaparte to Human Misery

What a contemporary head-of-state had to say about Napoleon.

Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon

What a contemporary head-of-state had to say about Napoleon.

General Bonaparte’s Private Views, Summer 1797

A conversation between Napoleon and Miot de Melito.

A little known incident in the early days of Napoleon

A little known incident in the early days of Napoleon

Napoleon’s Addresses

A compilation of the numerous speeches given by Napoleon.

First-Hand Descriptions of Napoleon

Contemporary descriptions of what Napoleon looked like.

The House on the Rue de la Victoire

A look at the only the only house Napoleon owned as a private citizen.

Napoleon the Reader: The Final Years

An interesting look at what Napoleon read.

Napoleon the Reader: The Imperial Years

An interesting look at what Napoleon read.

Napoleon the Reader: The Early Years

An interesting look at what Napoleon read.

Napoleon the Reader

An interesting look at what Napoleon read.

The Emperor Up Close and Personal: Napoleon’s Toilet Kit

A list of personal items found in Napoleon’s carriage that was captured by the Prussians after Waterloo.

Was Napoleon a Junkie?

Napoléon undoubtedly had large quantities of arsenic in his body when he died. However, this does not necessarily mean that he was murdered. It could have been self-administered. And that does not necessarily mean suicide…

Genius at Leipzig? A Study of Napoleon’s Leadership Skills as Judged By Clausewitz

Was Napoleon’s performance at Leipzig on the genius level?

Napoleon as a Military Commander: the Limitations of Genius

Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the steppes of Russia. Napoleon’s genius lay not in the revolutionizing of warfare itself, but in the refinement of existing means…

More about Napoleon’s Medical Status

More about Napoleon’s medical status.

Comments on the Death of Napoleon

Comments about Ben Weider’s book Assassination at St.Helena Revisited, published by Wiley, 1995.

Napoleon and Death

Napoleon faced death more often than most realized.

The Emperor’s Youth

Napoléon Bonaparte was and still is one of France’s most revered heroes. Though born a Corsican in 1769, Napoléon journeyed to France for schooling at the age of nine…