The Conversation

The Night Napoleon Changed the World
Product Number: EB00743444
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628722970
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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The celebrated French author imagines the fateful night Napoleon Bonaparte decided to become emperor of France. In the winter of 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte has a crucial decision to make: Maintain the ideals of the new France, or elevate the country into a powerful base by making himself its emperor. One night, Bonaparte turns to Second Consul Jean-Jacques Cambaceres, a law scholar and close ally, to determine what will be best for a country weakened by ten years of war and revolution. Torn between his ideals and his longing for power, Bonaparte ultimately takes the throne. Over the course of one night, French history is made. Bonaparte desires one thing: to forge his legend during his lifetime. So he attempts to rally Cambaceres to his cause and maps out why France must become an empire. In The Conversation, d'Ormesson brings to life Bonaparte's all-consuming ambition that would ultimately lead to his fall.

Author(s): Jean D'Ormesson
Original Publish Date: Nov 06, 2013

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