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Empires: Napoleon

Empires: Napoleon is a four-part PBS documentary series narrated by David McCullough, chronicling Napoleon Bonaparte's life from his birth in Corsica to his final exile on Saint Helena. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in a relatively humble farmhouse in Corsica, but he lived an extraordinary life as a soldier, statesman, and overzealous emperor who conquered most of Europe. The first episode tells of Napoleon's early career, including his birth, victories in Italy as a soldier, and his love for Josephine Beauharnais. The second episode charts Napoleon's ascent to absolute power, from victorious General to first Consul to Emperor of France. The Third episode witnesses Napoleon conquer most of Europe in a series of brilliant triumphs, including his legendary victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. The fourth and final episode describes Napoleon's downfall, including the invasion and subsequent retreat from Russia, the Battle of Waterloo, and his exile on Saint Helena.

Episode 1 - To Destiny
This episode recounts the story of Napoleon's extraordinary rise from Corsican obscurity to the victories in Italy that made him a hero to the French people.

Episode 2 - Mastering Luck
This episode charts Napoleon's ascent to absolute power, from victorious General to first Consul to Emperor of France.

Episode 3 - Summit of Greatness
This episode witnesses Napoleon conquer most of Europe in a series of brilliant triumphs, including his legendary victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Episode 4 - The End
This episode describes Napoleon's downfall, including the invasion and subsequent retreat from Russia, his exile to Elba, the Battle of Waterloo, and his exile on Saint Helena.


Related Links
Napoleon - wikipedia
Napoleon Bonaparte was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon was born in Corsica to parents of noble Italian ancestry and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France.
The French Revolution
The French Revolution (1789-1799) was a period of radical social and political upheaval in French and European history.

e-Books
The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1)
Author:John Holland Rose, 1855-1942. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: London : G. Bell. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2)
Author:John Holland Rose, 1855-1942. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: London : G. Bell. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
The History of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 1)
Author: John Gibson Lockhart, 1794-1854. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: London : John Murray. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
The History of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 2)
Author: John Gibson Lockhart, 1794-1854. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: London : John Murray. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 1)
Author: William Milligan Sloane, 1850-1928. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: The Century co., New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 2)
Author: William Milligan Sloane, 1850-1928. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: The Century co., New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 3)
Author: William Milligan Sloane, 1850-1928. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: The Century co., New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (Volume 4)
Author: William Milligan Sloane, 1850-1928. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Publisher: The Century co., New York. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon (Volume 1)
Author: Louis Constant Wairy; translated by Walter Clark. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon (Volume 2)
Author: Louis Constant Wairy; translated by Walter Clark. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon (Volume 3)
Author: Louis Constant Wairy; translated by Walter Clark. Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.
Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon
Author: Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe Abell. Publisher: J. Murray. Language: English. Book from the collections of: University of Michigan.