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The Murder of Napoleon

Weider, Ben, and Hapgood, David

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ISBN 10: 0312925484 / ISBN 13: 9780312925482
Published by Congdon & Lattes, Inc, New York, 1982
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266, illus., index, some wear to DJ edges. Dr. Sten Forshufvud, a 20th-century Swedish expert on poison, gathered evidence that Napoleon did not die of natural causes on St. Helena, but rather was poisoned by Charles-Tristan de Montholon. Bookseller Inventory # 45141

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Title: The Murder of Napoleon

Publisher: Congdon & Lattes, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Book Condition: very good, good

Edition: First Edition.

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Argues that Napoleon was the victim of arsenic poisoning and speculates about who was his murderer

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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 history's greatest surprises.

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