Napoleon and Doctor Verling on St. Helena
*Winner of the 2005 INS "President’s Choice" Award
Many books have been written about St. Helena and its most famous resident, the exiled Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The episode has been so intensively researched that it is rare for a fresh, unpublished account to come to light. Yet Dr. James Verling's St. Helena journal is just such a source. Verling was based on St. Helena during Napoleon's imprisonment. Throughout his stay, this young doctor kept a vivid diary of his experiences. Through Verling's eyes we get a fresh view of daily life on the island and of the suspicion-filled society that grew up around Napoleon during his last years.
Hardcover, 208 pages