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The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by Sloane

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[Illustration: From a photograph by Braun, Clement & Co.

EMPRESS MARIE LOUISE

By Pierre Paul Prod'hon.]

THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

BY

WILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE PH.D., L.H.D., LL.D. _Professor of History in Columbia University_

Revised and Enlarged With Portraits

VOLUME IV

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1916

Copyright, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1910 BY THE CENTURY CO.

_Published, October, 1910_

CONTENTS

CHAPTER Page

I. The Last Imperial Victory............................... 1

II. Politics and Strategy.................................. 11

III. The End of the Grand Army.............................. 23

IV. The Frankfort Proposals................................ 37

V. The Invasion of France................................. 47

VI. Napoleon's Supreme Effort.............................. 59

VII. The Great Captain at Bay............................... 71

VIII. The Struggles of Exhaustion............................ 84

IX. The Beginning of the End.............................. 101

X. The Fall of Paris..................................... 111

XI. Napoleon's First Abdication........................... 123

XII. The Emperor of Elba................................... 137

XIII. Napoleon the Liberator................................ 151

XIV. The Dynasties Implacable.............................. 164

XV. Ligny and Quatre Bras................................. 175

XVI. The Eve of Waterloo................................... 189

XVII. Waterloo.............................................. 199

XVIII. The Surrender......................................... 212

XIX. St. Helena............................................ 224

XX. Soldier, Statesman, Despot............................ 247

XXI. Napoleon and the United States........................ 268


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