December 27, 2007 cameron

Campfires Of Napoleon

One of my sisters gave me this gift for Christmas: “Campfires of Napoleon”, by Henry Clay Watson and published 1854 by Porter Coates in Philadelphia. Watson, a journalist and editor by profession, wrote the book when he was only 23.

Campfires Of Napoleon

It’s a very pro-Napoleon book written, I suspect, for high school kids a mere 33 years after Napoleon’s death. Each chapter covers one of his battles and is called “Campfires” because it imagines the stories being told around the bivouacs after the battle. As it is out of copyright, I’m tempted to read each chapter on a podcast designed for kids.

You can read the entire text online thanks to Google Books.

Comments (3)

  1. Joe

    I have a copy of this book, same date but different cover and author is not listed. Many beautiful engravings!!

  2. Gabriel

    Wonderful idea! I have to hear the story or at least it can be a wonderful idea to do it for kids!

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