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TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOOK I.

1769–1797

Birth and descent of Napoleon Bonaparte — The early portion of his career-He joins the

army-Literary attempts-Service in Sardinia and Corsica-Commands the artillery at
the Siege of Toulon, and is wounded there—Intrigues at Paris-Is entrusted with the
defence of the Convention-Marriage with Josephine-Receives from the Directors the
appointment of Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Italy–His successes-Lodi-Arcole
-Treaty of Leoben- Jealousy of the Directory at the rising fame of Napoleon-Capture
of Venice and Genoa-Increased anxiety of the Directors—Splendour of Napoleon's style
of living at Montebello-He forms a Court there, and assumes the importance of an
irresponsible monarch-Negotiations for peace—Discussions between Napoleon and the
Directory, Plan of the latter for forming Republics everywhere — Treaty of Campo
Formio-Review of Napoleon's first campaign in Italy–Spoliation and peculation by
the French in Italy–Napoleon's aspirations

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BOOK II.

1797–1799.

Napoleon at the Congress of Rastadt-His return to Paris—The Directors give him a

splendid public festival-Goes on a tour of inspection along the coast of the British
Channel—Is appointed to the command of the Army of the East-Embarkation-Perils
of the voyage-Arrival in Egypt-Battle of the Pyramids-Insurrection at Cairo-
Syrian Expedition-Capture of El Arish, Gaza, and Jaffa—Massacre of the prisoners,
Napoleon baffled before Acre by Sir Sidney Smith-Disastrous retreat-- Return to Egypt
- Battle of Aboukir-Intelligence of the state of affairs in Paris induces Napoleon to

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Coronation of Napoleon-Europe in arms—Napoleon invades Germany-Battle of Auster.

litz-Makes his brother Joseph King of Sicily and Naples, and Louis King of Holland
- Battle of Jena-The Berlin decree-Battle of Pultush, Eylau, and Friedland – Treaty
of Tilsit—Isolation of England-Napoleon departs for the Peninsula-Is recalled by the
menacing attitude of Austria – Battles of Eckmuhl, Aspern, and Wagram - War in the
Tyrol - Napoleon is divorced from Josephine, and marries the Archduchess Maria Louisa
-Quarrel with the Pope Immense extent of the French empire at this period— Birth
of the King of Rome-Russian expedition of 1812—Perils of the advance-Battle of
Borodino-Occupation of Moscow-The retreat-Its horrors-The escape of a few fugi.
tives out of the thousands that had invaded Russia-Napoleon at Paris Formation of
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Cirthplace of Napoleon
Studying Geography
Napoleon the Pamphleteer
Napoleon soliciting employment
Bonaparte leading the attack
The National Guard
Napoleon in the Gallery of the Convention
The Bridge of Lodi ---
Napoleon's entry into Milan
Battle of Tagliamento
Napoleon and the Marquis del Gallo
Delivery of Napoleon's letter to the Doge
Farewell to Italy
At Home in Paris
Bonaparte receiving the Knights of Malta
At the Pyramids
In the Desert
Entry into Cairo
Bonaparte departs for France
Scene in the Council-Chamber
The First Consul going to the Luxembourg
The Three Consuls .
Napoleon descending the Alps
Battle of Marengo
At a Conspirators' Rendezvous .
High Mass at Notre Dame
Voting for the Life Consulship .
The First Consul's Court
Arrest of Georges Cadoudal

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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An Imperial Ball at St. Cloud
The Emperor visiting the Bivouacs
Meeting of the Emperors
Meeting of the Emperors on the Niemen
Napoleon addressing the Tribunate
Execution of Stapz
First Meeting of the Emperor and Maria Louisa
Kidnapping the Pope
Napoleon at the Niemen
Battle of Smolensko
First sight of Moscow
Commencement of the Retreat .
Crossing the Beresina
Defeat of the Allies
Napoleon at the Battle of Leipsic .
Napoleon receives tidings of the Capitulation of Paris
At Elba
"Vive l'Empereur !”.
Farewell to France.
Longwood, Napoleon's Residence at St. Helena
Napoleon's Grave at St. Helena

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