Napoleon and Doctor Verling on St Helena

Hardcover | October 30, 2005

byDavid Markham

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Many books have been written about St Helena and its most famous resident, the exiled Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The episode has been so intensively researched that it is rare for a fresh, unpublished account to come to light. Yet Dr James Verling''s St Helena journal is just such a source. Verling was based on St Helena during Napoleon''s imprisonment and he was even appointed as Napoleon''s official physician. Throughout his stay, this young doctor kept a vivid diary of his experiences. Through Verling''s eyes we get a fresh view of daily life on the island and of the suspicion-filled society that grew up around Napoleon during his last years.

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Many books have been written about St Helena and its most famous resident, the exiled Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The episode has been so intensively researched that it is rare for a fresh, unpublished account to come to light. Yet Dr James Verling's St Helena journal is just such a source. Verling was based on St Helena during Napoleon's imprisonment and he was even appointed as Napoleon's offici...

J. David Markham is a distinguished Napoleonic scholar and biographer. Among his many publications are Napoleon's Road to Glory: Triumphs, Defeats and Immortality and Imperial Glory: The Bulletins of Napoleon's Army, 1805-1814. He has written widely on Napoleonic topics for history magazines, journals and encyclopedias, and has appeared on the History, Discovery and Learning channels. He is president of the Napoleoni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 30, 2005Publisher:Pen & Sword BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844152502

ISBN - 13:9781844152506

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