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The Emperor\'s Last Island

The Emperor's Last Island

(2000)
Journey to St.Helena
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After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena--"further away from anywhere than anywhere else in the world," writes Julia Blackburn, who describes the final years of Napoleon's life on this remote rock in the South Atlantic Ocean, where he died in 1821. A handful of quarreling sycophants accompanied him during his exile, all vying for favors and tolerating the former general's constant cheating at card games. Meanwhile, a contingent of British soldiers kept him under close observation. They feared that he would escape, but an attempt was never made. Interestingly, Blackburn disputes the theory that Napoleon was assassinated by arsenic poisoning. She adds details of her own trip to the island, which continues to serve as a bleak outpost of the British Empire. It was apparently once a place of great natural splendor, but early visitors cut down its trees, which loosened the soil for the eroding winds; the island never really recovered. A few maps and photos would have helped, but this unique book deserves attention from all Napoleon fans.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Emperor's Last Island
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-517-31960-8 / 978-0-517-31960-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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April 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: Emporer's Last Island
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-517-11684-7 / 978-0-517-11684-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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May 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: THE EMPEROR'S LAST ISLAND
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-679-41150-X / 978-0-679-41150-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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October 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: Journey to St.Helena
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-436-20030-9 / 978-0-436-20030-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Emperors Last Island
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-14-014861-2 / 978-0-14-014861-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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September 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St Helena
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-09-975211-5 / 978-0-09-975211-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-679-73937-8 / 978-0-679-73937-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St Helena
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-7493-9958-9 / 978-0-7493-9958-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

April 1995 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Emperor's Last Island
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-7861-0711-1 / 978-0-7861-0711-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St Helena
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Emperor's Last Island: A Journey to St. Helena (Vintage Departures)
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage
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