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early life, and first campaigns, of Napoleon Bonaparte with a history of the Bonaparte family and a review of French politics, to the year 1796 by Benjamin Perley Poore

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Published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields in Boston .
Written in English


  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821

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Edition Notes

With: Marengo and its monuments / translated from French into English by P. Pizzi. London : Tucker, 1856

Statementby Ben: Perley Poore
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15319674M
LC Control Number04013538

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