The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape, Mark Braude
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape

Author: Mark Braude

Narrator: Mark Braude

Unabridged: 9 hr 7 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 10/09/2018

Genre: History - Europe - France

Synopsis

Part forensic investigation, part dramatic jailbreak adventure, Mark Braude's The Invisible Emperor is a gripping narrative history of Napoleon Bonaparte's ten-month exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba

In the spring of 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated. Having overseen an empire spanning half the European continent and governed the lives of some eighty million people, he suddenly found himself exiled to Elba, less than a hundred square miles of territory. This would have been the end of him, if Europe's rulers had had their way. But soon enough Napoleon imposed his preternatural charisma and historic ambition on both his captors and the very island itself, plotting his return to France and to power. After ten months of exile, he escaped Elba with just of over a thousand supporters in tow, landed near Antibes, marched to Paris, and retook the Tuileries Palace--all without firing a shot. Not long after, tens of thousands of people would die fighting for and against him at Waterloo.

Braude dramatizes this strange exile and improbable escape in granular detail and with novelistic relish, offering sharp new insights into a largely overlooked moment. He details a terrific cast of secondary characters, including Napoleon's tragically-noble official British minder on Elba, Neil Campbell, forever disgraced for having let "Boney" slip away; and his young second wife, Marie Louise who was twenty-two to Napoleon's forty-four, at the time of his abdication. What emerges is a surprising new perspective on one of history's most consequential figures, which both subverts and celebrates his legendary persona. The Invisible Emperor is both a riveting story and an original examination of how preposterous, quixotic, and grandiose ideas can suddenly leap from the imagination and into reality.

Recommended

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution, Timothy Tackett
The Coming of the Terror in the Frenc...
by Timothy Tackett

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Michael Page
Published: 06/23/2020

The Age of Napoleon, Alistair Horne
The Age of Napoleon
by Alistair Horne

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Paul Hecht
Published: 01/14/2008

When Paris Went Dark The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom
When Paris Went Dark
by Ronald C. Rosbottom

List: $26.98

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Published: 08/05/2014

Elizabeth of York A Tudor Queen and Her World, Alison Weir
Elizabeth of York
by Alison Weir

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Maggie Mash
Published: 01/14/2014

The French Revolution From Enlightenment to Tyranny, Ian Davidson
The French Revolution
by Ian Davidson

List: $22.95

Sale: $16.07

Club: $11.47

Narrator: Clive Chafer
Published: 04/09/2019

Francis I The Maker of Modern France, Leonie Frieda
Francis I
by Leonie Frieda

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Carole Boyd
Published: 04/10/2018

Europe A History, Norman Davies
Europe
by Norman Davies

List: $49.99

Sale: $35.00

Club: $24.99

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 05/14/2019

Chanel's Riviera Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944, Anne de Courcy
Chanel's Riviera
by Anne de Courcy

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Sophie Roberts
Published: 02/11/2020

How the French Invented Love Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance, Marilyn Yalom
How the French Invented Love
by Marilyn Yalom

List: $19.95

Sale: $13.97

Club: $9.97

Narrator: Christine Williams
Published: 10/23/2012
{"id":"2460165","ean":"9780525640158","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape","subtitle":"Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape","author":"Mark Braude","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Mark Braude","ubr_id":"2460165","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Mark Braude","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}