at St. Helena
what could come to be rated for its history-changing
implications, the most significant homicide detection
story ever written, Dr. Sten Forshufvud, with the assistance
of Ben Weider, a Canadian authority on Napoleon, here
gives discovered evidence in startling detail on the
cause of the Emperor's death.
of nuclear science for irradiation of specimens of Napoleon's
hair made possible a renewed autopsy. The finding: France's
immortal hero had been repeatedly poisoned.
the test results as irrefutable, with assassination
presumed, this work explores the known and obscure passages
of history to establish who in the little exile court
of trusted followers at Longwood House had motive, opportunity,
skill and character to be the poisoner. It is research
into a long-ago contest of Bourbons and Bonapartes.
Their dangerous prize: the throne of France.
of a background of the great names and epic events of
the Napoleonic era emerges compelling evidence that
a Bourbonist count - a man once severely punished by
Napoleon but who had become at St. Helena his most trusted,
praised and rewarded attendant - was his executioner.