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ISBN: 1583481508
Author: David Hapgood
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse (February 17, 1999)
Pages: 300
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Biography
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The Murder of Napoleon. by David Hapgood (Author). The history books say that Napoleon died of natural causes. His suspicions were well-founded

The Murder of Napoleon. ISBN-13: 978-1583481509. His suspicions were well-founded. So clever was the crime, however, that until recent developments in forensic science, it was impossible to prove a case of murder, let alone name the killer. Now, the authors of this fascinating book assert, it has been done-by a brilliant man whose 20-year inquest, a feat of detection, has produced one of history's greatest surprises.

The history books say that Napoleon died of natural causes. Now, the authors of this fascinating book assert, it has been done-by a brilliant man whose 20-year inquest, a feat of detection, has produced one of history’s greatest surprises. What the critics say: "History at its most.

The Murder of Napoleon book. The Murder of Napoleon, Ben Weider, David Hapgood The authors of this fascinating book assert, it has been done-by a brilliant man whose 20-year inquest, a feat of detection, has produced one of history’s greatest surprises. اریخ نخستین خوانش: روز سی ام ماه آگوست سال 2002 میلادی عنوان:اسرار مرگ ناپلئون؛ نویسنده: بن ویدر، دیوید هپگود؛ مترجم: ابوالقاسم امشه ای؛ تهران: دستان، 1380؛ در 375 ص؛ مصور، نقشه، عکس، شابک: 9646555888؛ موضوع: ناپلئون - سده 20 م.

The basic premise-that Napoleon was the victim of arsenic poisoning, as evidenced by a few locks of hair now yielding their secrets to modern physics-is not in itself absurd; it has in fact been roundly debated (vi. Felix Markham's 1963 biography, Gilbert Martineau's 1977 Napoleon's Last Journey) ever since it was first put forth.

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Are you sure you want to remove The Murder of Napoleon from your list? The Murder of Napoleon. by Ben Weider, David Hapgood. Published May 1986 by Book Sales.

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As a result, they understood that their "proof of poisoning" would always be questioned or ridiculed by those serving France. Ben, and Hapgood, David. New York: Congdon & Lattes: Distributed by St. Martin’s Press. Weider, Ben, and Forshufvud, Sten. Assassination At St. Helena: The Poisoning Of Napoleon Bonaparte.

1. WEIDER, Ben and David Hapgood. Published by Congdon & Lattes Inc. ISBN 10: 045895490X ISBN 13: 9780458954902.

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The murder of Napoleon. by. Weider, Ben, 1923-2008; Hapgood, David. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Murder. New York : Congdon & Lattes : Distributed by St. Martin's Press.

The history books say that Napoleon died of natural causes. Napoleon himself, expiring at 51 after a lifetime of robust health, suspected otherwise and ordered a thorough autopsy. His suspicions were well-founded. So clever was the crime, however, that until recent developments in forensic science, it was impossible to prove a case of murder, let alone name the killer. Now, the authors of this fascinating book assert, it has been done-by a brilliant man whose 20-year inquest, a feat of detection, has produced one of historys greatest surprises. What the critics say: "History at its most electrifying" - Newsweek "A nonfiction whodunit based on modern scientific technique" - New York Times "A spellbinding whodunit about one of history's greatest crimes" - History Book Club "Sensational ... as gripping as a detective novel yet scrupulously observant of historical fact" - Publishers Weekly "Thoroughly convincing... A major Odyssey in historical research" - Harold C. Deutsch, professor of military history, U.S. Army War College

Comments:

Khiceog
Great story and investigative work. I discovered this book after coming to a conclusion that Napoleon was murdered. Why did I think this? I thought this after reading a speech he gave to one if his generals. While on the Isle of St. Helena, Napoleon and General Bertrand had a conversation about religion. The topic was the divinity of Christ. Bertrand was an unbeliever, and expressed himself to Napoleon as such. Napoleon expressed his thoughts on why Jesus was the Christ to the General, and I was blown away. If there was anybody who had it in his mind to give a defense for the cause of Christ, Napoleon did it in this speech to his General. He completely descimated all oppossition flawlessly and with great articulation. The speech is a gem, glowing with the brightness of a brilliant mind. This speech caused me think that he must have been murdered. I have my reasons. Shortly afterward, I found this book at a used book seller and devoured it. Reads like a thriller. Doesn't let up until the very end. Highly recommended. Very educational in a fun way. Interesting to discover how someone in the 20th century could use today's technology to discover the actions of others 150 years prior.
JOIN
First of all, the book is as exactly as described, incredibly low priced (duh...1 Penny!), and arrived promptly.

About the book itself; I first read it about 20-25 years ago. When I returned to the library some time later to check it out again (it's just such a good read), when I discovered, to my chagrin, that some thief had stolen it. "The Murder Of Napoleon" is the most well thought out, and acted upon logically, by process of patience, scientific and historical research, investigation into this matter I have ever read. The original researcher, and the later authors, left any and all preconceptions, politics and prejudices at the door from the get-go. When I had a good friend of mine, a County Prosecutor, who's brother in law was a defense attorney (oh, MY, can you imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas's at their house!), both read the book all those years ago, they both agreed (RARE!!), that it would, by modern standards of the rules-of-evidence, had this crime been committed today, it would be a no-win case for the Defense. Many now argue differing theories (some rather strange), but THIS Work appears to present most solid and compelling evidence, that Napoleon Bonaparte was indeed murdered.

Now, before you go away thinking that this is a droll, brain-numbing set of facts, figures, angles and dangles...I must say flatly that it is not. It's about one man's passion to get at the truth, and, enjoyably enough, to look into the day to day life of an Emperor during his final exile. The chapters are delightfully set up to present you with a "then" and "now" covering Napoleon's life on St. Helena, and the more modern life of a Swedish Doctor's investigation.

A very good read!
Burilar
That Napoleon had been confined on St Helena at 46 yrs of age in good health but died a horrible, lingering death over several yrs has caused debate and concern for 2 centuries. The persistent research of Forshuvhud, the co-operation of Weider and the scientific know how of pathologist Smith over the last half century have shown conclusively that the great man was murdered with slow doses of arsenic compounded by tartar emetics, bitter almonds and calomel. The novel is brilliant in its telling of the details of life on the island prison...Napoleon's relationships with Gov Arnott, the poisoner Count Montholon, the bright young Betsy Balkcombe, Albine Montholon etc are well drawn....Detail here that I,as a history writer, had not struck before......I felt the book was weakened in its pacing by the constant intervention of the Forshuvhud story
Vathennece
You don't have to be an historian or particular devotee of Napoleon to enjoy this book. Alternating between present and past, I would say it's calmly riveting….that is, the impulse to turn the page is certainly there, but it never feels manipulative. Best of all — in spite of all the naysayers over the past few centuries who insist his death was natural — the author makes his case very well.
Opilar
This book not only sheds light on Napoleon's death, but also on his life and personality. Fascinating story of a fascinating figure in history. Easy to read. I bought this for my son, but really enjoyed it, too.
Djang
I had read this book way back in 1987, and I bought this Kindle edition to read it again. Excellent!
INwhite
The infamous Napoleon Bonaparte died while imprisoned on the island of St. Helena. Until very recently, it was widely believed that he died of stomach cancer, which was prevalent in his family.
This book investigates the case made by Swedish dentist Dr. Sten Forshufvud. After learning the details of Napoleon's final days, Dr. Forshufvud began to suspect arsenic poisoning. Along with Ben Weider, the two delved into sources of available information regarding Napoleon, his imprisonment and those close to him. The authors present a very likely scenario of what really happened based on results of this investigation, along with an analysis of Napoleon's hair confirming arsenic poisoning.
Despite the hair analysis, the case is not completely solved, as Napoleon's final moments on his death bed did not indicate arsenic poisoning. Instead, the authors argue that arsenic was used to make Napoleon ill and then another method was used to finish him off. A likely suspect to the murder as well as a motive are also named.
This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in European history during a turbulent time.

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