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The Shadow Emperor

A Biography of Napoléon III

Alan Strauss-Schom

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1808–1873) was a man driven by the desire to surpass the achievements of his famous uncle, but his reign was marred by scandal and ended in humiliating defeat. Drawing on years of research, this definitive biography reassesses the achievements and failures of a ruler whose political, cultural and economic influence on France was immense, describing how he expanded the French empire, revolutionized banking and finance, developed the railway network, and oversaw the creation of the first department stores.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 508pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 240x160mm
  • ISBN: 9781445684192
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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