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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. IV. (of IV.)   By: (1850-1928)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. The author's spelling has been maintained.

Unusual subscripts have been marked with { }, e.g.: V{te} for Vicomte.

Bold text has been marked with =.]

[Illustration: From a photograph by Braun, Clement & Co.

EMPRESS MARIE LOUISE

By Pierre Paul Prod'hon.]

THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

BY

WILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE PH.D., L.H.D., LL.D. Professor of History in Columbia University

Revised and Enlarged With Portraits

VOLUME IV

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1916

Copyright, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1910 BY THE CENTURY CO.

Published, October, 1910

CONTENTS

CHAPTER Page

I. The Last Imperial Victory............................... 1

II. Politics and Strategy.................................. 11

III. The End of the Grand Army.............................. 23

IV. The Frankfort Proposals................................ 37

V. The Invasion of France................................. 47

VI. Napoleon's Supreme Effort.............................. 59

VII. The Great Captain at Bay............................... 71

VIII. The Struggles of Exhaustion............................ 84

IX. The Beginning of the End.............................. 101

X. The Fall of Paris..................................... 111

XI. Napoleon's First Abdication........................... 123

XII. The Emperor of Elba................................... 137

XIII. Napoleon the Liberator................................ 151

XIV. The Dynasties Implacable.............................. 164

XV. Ligny and Quatre Bras................................. 175

XVI. The Eve of Waterloo................................... 189

XVII. Waterloo.............................................. 199

XVIII. The Surrender......................................... 212

XIX. St. Helena............................................ 224

XX. Soldier, Statesman, Despot............................ 247

XXI. Napoleon and the United States........................ 268

XXII. Napoleon's Place in History........................... 285

Historical Sources.................................... 303

General Bibliography.................................. 307

Index................................................. 355

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Empress Marie Louise Frontispiece

Facing Page

Napoleon in 1813................................................. 50

Napoleon, François Charles Joseph, Prince Imperial; King of Rome; Duke of Reichstadt............................... 98

Map of the Field of Operations in 1814.......................... 104

The King of Rome................................................ 148

Map of the Campaign of 1815..................................... 194

Napoleon, François Charles Joseph, Duke of Reichstadt, etc., etc., son of Napoleon Bonaparte......................... 200

Napoleon sleeping by Las Cases on board the Bellerophon ....... 224

Napoleon at St. Helena.......................................... 230

Napoleon I...................................................... 274

LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

CHAPTER I

THE LAST IMPERIAL VICTORY[1]

[Footnote 1: References: Pierron: Napoléon, de Dresde à Leipzig. Pelet: Des principales opérations de la campagne de 1813... Continue reading book >>




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