The history books say that Napoleon died of natural causes. Napoleon himself, expiring at 51 after a lifetime of robust health, suspected otherwise and ordered a thorough autopsy. His suspicions were well-founded. So clever was the crime, however, that until recent developments in forensic science, it was impossible to prove a case of murder, let alone name the killer. Now, the authors of this fascinating book assert, it has been done-by a brilliant man whose 20-year inquest, a feat of detection, has produced one of historyas greatest surprises. What the critics say: qHistory at its most electrifyingq - Newsweek qA nonfiction whodunit based on modern scientific techniqueq - New York Times qA spellbinding whodunit about one of history's greatest crimesq - History Book Club qSensational ... as gripping as a detective novel yet scrupulously observant of historical factq - Publishers Weekly qThoroughly convincing... A major Odyssey in historical researchq - Harold C. Deutsch, professor of military history, U.S. Army War CollegeBen Weider, David Hapgood ... 126 Cockburn, Sir George, 45, 48, 51, 60, 72, 83, 113, 129 Corsica, Na#39;s plans for, 187 Coursot, Jacques, 183 Da#39;Artois, Count ( Monsieur), 12, 83, 144, 205, 209 Bonapartist plots feared by, 144-149 as Charles X, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Murder of Napoleon|
|Author||:||Ben Weider, David Hapgood|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 1998-12-01|