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Read online Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power Lucien was the most talented of the Bonaparte brothers who not only can be credited for helping Napoleon seize power but who also had a promising political career of his own He was a romantic an idealist and an anti monarchist whose love for Alexandrine the woman he married in spite of Napoleon s objections caused him to fall out of favor with his powerful brother Here authors Simonetta and Arikha draw from a massive trove of first hand documents allowing them to present a rare detailed portrait of this remarkable dynasty that reveals Emperor Napoleon and his family at their most intimate and vulnerable moments The turbulent relationship between Napoleon and his favorite brother Lucien of whom the emperor said of all my siblings he was the most gifted and the one who hurt me most creates the perfect springboard to illustrate the bloody power struggles romantic idealism and corruption that characterized nineteenth century Europe as well as the rise and fall of the French empire by Marcello Simonetta, Noga Arikha

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Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power
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