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 Post subject: Napoleonic memoirs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:00 pm 
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I know Napoleon dictaded his memoirs. Has any one read them?

Are any other memoirs worth reading?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:50 pm 
I have not read Napoleon's memoirs, but would be interested in doing so as well.


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John,

Years ago I read parts of them. This was the version edited by Somerset du Chair.

I remember them being interesting. Unfortunately, the cost is now very high and I can only find paperback prices withour going to the always costly fine book dealer. Paperback at Amazon runs from $45.00 to $170.00 US.


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Sitting on my dusty shelves is three volumes of his memoirs by Madame Junot from 1901. Gold leaf and in very good condition. I am afraid to open and read them....

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I have several different titles but only one that is written day to day with entries from 1799 forward. And it is suppose direct translation from Napoleons memoirs. But I cannot say for sure if this is true. It was part of a series of different generals memoirs, but I only have Napoleons. I think Bourriene is the best.

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There is a small shop down along the Chesapeake here that has an I think, late 1800's, early 1900's leather bound memoir of Sherman's. One of these days when the misses is out of town I'm gonna drive two and pick those two volumes up... :mrgreen: :roll: :twisted:

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You can find the Bourrienne version here in English:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3567

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:35 pm 
Thanks, David. I have to admit to having downloaded it and forfeited some of my workday in its reading.


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 Post subject: Re: Napoleonic memoirs
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Have you tried the following?
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier - Jakob Walter
The Recollection of Rifleman Harris -
The Recollections of Sergeant Morris -
The letters of Private Wheeler 1809-1828 -
All printed by Windrush Press.


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