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Title: Bayonets at St Cloud: The Story of the 18th Brumaire.
Description: London, Rupert Hart-Davis. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good-.

Keywords: Napoleon, Napoleonic Wars, French History, European History, Military, War, Egypt, 18th Brumaire, Battle of Aboukir Bay, Army of Italy, Ajaccio, General Augereau, Jean-Paul-Francois-Nicholas Barras, Eugene Beauharnais, Jean Bernadotte, Louis Alexandre Ber

Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 2780

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