The breadth of Napoleonic material amazes and at times overwhelms me.  Of course, its volume results from the huge impact he had in so many physical, political and cultural areas of the world, but I am grateful to the multitude of scholars who have painstakingly recorded the details, both small and large. I’m not a professional scholar myself, but as I leave this week for a research pilgrimage to Paris and Corsica, I feel my expedition—like Napoleon’s to Egypt—is accompanied by phalanxes of scholars, only mine are virtual.  So, thank you, my scholars Masson, Cronin, Markham, Tulard, Carrington, Abbott, Hicks, de Chair, and many, many others.  In the coming days, I’ll add a Sources page to this website to list the books and materials that have contributed to my knowledge of Napoleon Bonaparte.


  • Maria Soledad Flaugher
    July 29, 2013 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    I’m loving this my first tour of your blog…Over the years, my interest in Napoleon has been intense; dormant at times, it resurfaces with a vengeance when I’m made aware of a new publication, finding or event about “l’homme”, or plunge into his world for no other reason than a kind of nostalgic impulse. A re-reading of Andre Castelot’s biography did it this time but unlike my first youthful reading which left me sad, stunned and unable to empty my mind of thoughts of him, there’s now the magic of the internet to prolong the involvement – and perhaps sate it for a time.

    Thank you for this blog!

  • mrodenberg
    August 5, 2013 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Welcome to the blog, Maria! I hope you will continue to enjoy (and pick up a few interesting tidbits) from my quest to “Find Napoleon.” He’s such a deep, robust character that it’s hard to stop once you’ve started researching his life. Come visit the site often!

    All the best,

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