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The Murder of Napoleon

by David Hapgood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/17/1999

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781583481509

About the Book

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 history’s greatest surprises.

What the critics say:

"History at its most electrifying" - Newsweek

"A nonfiction whodunit based on modern scientific technique" - New York Times

"A spellbinding whodunit about one of history's greatest crimes" - History Book Club

"Sensational ... as gripping as a detective novel yet scrupulously observant of historical fact" - Publishers Weekly

"Thoroughly convincing... A major Odyssey in historical research" - Harold C. Deutsch, professor of military history, U.S. Army War College

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