The Fall of Napoleon by David Hamilton-Williams
The Final Betrayal

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"A startling new perspective on Napoleon's rise and fall." ––Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"A well-researched and original history...Hamilton-Williams tells a stirring story, revealing much new material." ––Kirkus Reviews

In this riveting study, acclaimed Napoleonic expert David Hamilton-Williams offers a bold new assessment of the real causes of the emporer's decline. He sheds new historical light on the well-organized deceit and betrayal that riddled Napoleon's military and political campaigns.

DAVID HAMILTON-WILLIAMS (West Sussex, England) is one of the world's foremost Napoleonic researchers. His acclaimed Waterloo: New Perspectives, available from Wiley, was chosen as a Military Book Club main selection.


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David Hamilton Williams, Bt., B.S.C., ARHist.S, is the author of "The Fall of Napoleon: The Final Betrayal," A respected Napoleonic researcher, his work on the letters of William Siborne--a core element in the research for the original "Waterloo: New Perspectives"--is accepted as unique and revolutionary by leading academics in the field. He lives in West Sussex, England.
Published September 1, 1994 by Cassell. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Hamilton- Williams undercuts his argument that the allies should have accepted Napoleon's protestations of peace by noting that ``if he, Napoleon, could beat Wellington and Blucher...all that had been lost since 1812 might be regained.'' He also neglects the possibility that the Allies, after mor...

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In this extraordinary revisionist history, a sequel to Waterloo, British historian Hamilton-Williams offers a startling new perspective on Napoleon Bonaparte's rise and fall.

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