The Murder of Napoleon

The Murder of Napoleon

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by Ben Weider, David Hapgood
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
History at its most electrifying
New York Times Book Review
A nonfiction whodunit based on modern scientific technique
History Book Club
A spellbinding whodunit about one of history's greatest crimes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583481509
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
479,325
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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

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