Napoleon & St Helena

Napoleon & St Helena

On the Island of Exile

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Napoleonic historian Johannes Willms visits this strange colonial survivor and unearths both a past and present that disturbs and delights with observations far beyond the ghost of Bonaparte.


Baker & Taylor
A history and travelogue looks at St. Helena, "the world's best-known, little-known island," which was the final place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte and whose inhabitants are now dependent on the support of the British government.

Perseus Publishing

St Helena is one of the most remote, and yet most famous, islands in the world—it was the final place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte until his death in 1821. The island remains a place of mystery as a unique colonial survivor, with the island’s inhabitants still dependent on the support of the British government.


Napoleon biographer travels to the place of Bonaparte's final exile.


Blackwell North Amer
Isolated in the vastness of the South Atlantic and fortress-like in appearance, the Island of St Helena was important for centuries only as a victualling station for ships of the British East India Company, on their long voyages to and from India via the Cape of Good Hope.
It was on one of those journeys that Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, took note of the island's remote impregnability. It was Wellington who suggested St Helena as Napoleon Bonaparte's place of imprisonment and exile after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Until his death in 1821, the former Emperor spent his final years under a constant British guard.
His exile transformed a speck on the maritime map into the most famous island in the world. Napoleonic historian Johannes Willms visits this strange colonial survivor and unearths both a past and present that disturbs and delights with observations far beyond the ghost of Bonaparte.

Publisher: London : Armchair Traveller/Haus Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781905791545
1905791542
Branch Call Number: 919.7304 WILLM
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 17 cm
Alternative Title: Napoleon and St Helena
Notes: Maps printed on endpapers
"First published in German by marebuchverlag, Hamburg/Germany in 2007 under the title St Helena." -- Title page verso
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