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Author Strathern, Paul, 1940-

Title Napoleon in Egypt / Paul Strathern.

Imprint New York, NY : Bantam Books, 2008, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.27 St82n 2008    ---  Available
Edition Bantam hardcover ed.
Description 480 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published : London : Jonathan Cape, 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-460) and index.
Contents Prologue: The song of departure -- The origins of the Egyptian campaign -- "The liberator of Italy" -- The cream of France -- Outward bound -- "A conquest which will change the world" -- The march on Cairo -- The battle of the Pyramids -- Cairo -- "Josephine!...and I am 600 leagues away!" -- The battle of the Nile -- "We are now obliged to accomplish great things" -- The Institute of Egypt -- Life in exile -- The perils of diplomacy -- Insurrection -- Love and dreams -- A Suez adventure -- Pursuit into upper Egypt -- Into the unknown -- A turn for the worse -- The Syrian campaign -- The siege of Acre -- The battle of Mount Tabor -- "That man made me lose my destiny" -- The retreat from Acre -- Sensational discoveries -- The decision of a lifetime -- An abandoned army -- Aftermath.
Summary Details Napoleon's dramatic invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle-Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen.
Subject Egypt -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1801.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Civilization -- Egyptian influences.
France -- History -- 1789-1815.
ISBN 9780553806786
Standard No. IG# 9780553806786
NLGGC 311676391
AU@ 000043189896

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