Was Typhus Responsible For Napoleon’s 1812 Defeat?

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/pandemics/2012/12/napoleon_march_to_russia_in_1812_typhus_spread_by_lice_was_more_powerful.single.html According to author Stephan Talty, Napoleon’s Grand Armee was defeated in Russia during the 1812 campaign, not...
Coded Napoleon Kremlin Letter Sold

Coded Napoleon Kremlin Letter Sold

“I will blow up the Kremlin on the 22nd at three in the morning.” So wrote Napoleon in this coded letter dated October 20, 1812 and sold at auction this week for 187,500 euros ($233,800). It had been expected to fetch between 10,000 and 15,000 euros but...