Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte

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Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte

Williams, Kate

New York Ballantine Books 2014

384 p. illus. 25 cm.

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Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier's incredible rise has been well documented. Now, in this spellbinding account, Kate Williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing.

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ISBN:

9780345522832

Author:

Williams, Kate

Title:

Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte

Publisher:

New York Ballantine Books 2014

Physical:

384 p. illus. 25 cm.

Summary:

Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier's incredible rise has been well documented. Now, in this spellbinding account, Kate Williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing.

Subject:

Empresses--France--Biography

Subject:

Josephine, Empress, consort of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1763-1814

Subject:

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

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