1st ed., 1986. 216 pp., plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Small owner’s stamp to f.f.e.p., o/w FINE. Napoleon was born the son of a little Corsican squire, at a time when the French regarded Corsica as a savage outpost. By the time Napoleon fell from power he and his siblings had ruled over half of Europe. In the wake of the French revolution Napoleon’s military genius won him fabulous victories and he spread his new-found power through his family but in private he regarded himself bitterly unfortunate in his relations. A colourful account of the rise and fall of the Bonaparte family.