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Napoleon Bonaparte [electronic resource]

They may try to write me out, suppress me, or alter the facts, but it will be difficult to make me disappear altogether. A military and political leader passionately driven by ambition and possessed of a genius for rallying the French people to his cause, Napoleon Bonaparte is not likely to be forgotten. Filmed at historic locations ranging from Corsica to Egypt and from Spain to Moscow, this epic program tracks the course of events surrounding that peerless figure in French history who took on all of Europe-and very nearly won.
Online
2006; 1999
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Arms and the Man

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One night, a frightened Swiss soldier of fortune climbs into the bedroom of a young Bulgarian girl and soon deflates her romantic notions about love and valor. The bonus play is set in 1796 at an inn where Napoleon rests at the start of his conquest of Italy.
DVD
2006; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Conquerors

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Focuses on the greatest battles ever fought and the men who won them. Brings the terrifying rumble of the tanks and deadly arrows of conquest to life. Traveling the globe and spanning two millennia, this program features diary entries, interviews with scholars, and historical re-enactment to examine the strategies, weapons of conquest, and the significance of each engagement in the annals of history.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Napoleon: Episode 1 to Destiny [electronic resource]

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The first episode recounts the story of Napoleon's extraordinary rise from the obscurity of his Corsican childhood to the victories in Italy that made him a hero to the French people and convinced him that he was destined for greatness. The program also tells of his love for Josephine Beauharnais, a woman of extravagant habits and tastes, who did not at first return his passionate affection.
Online
2005; 2000
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Napoleon: Episode 2 Mastering Luck [electronic resource]

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Episode two charts Napoleon's ascent to absolute power, from victorious general to first consul to emperor of France. The program describes his achievements - from the Napoleonic Code and the Bank of France to bridges, roads and canals - as well as the tyrannical nature of his rule and the violent opposition of most of Europe.
Online
2005; 2000
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Napoleon: Episode 3 Summit of Greatness [electronic resource]

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Episode three witnesses Napoleon's conquest of most of Europe in a series of brilliant triumphs, including his legendary victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. To sustain his rule, he must continue to fight, but when he invades Spain, he has begun to reach too far.
Online
2005; 2000
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Napoleon: Episode 4 the End [electronic resource]

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The final episode describes Napoleon's downfall, including the invasion and subsequent retreat from Russia, and his final battles in which all of Europe is arrayed against him. Exiled to Elba, he returns to France after just 10 months, only to be defeated for the last time at Waterloo. Napoleon spends his final days exiled on an island far out in the South Atlantic, where he writes his memoirs and reinvents his legend.
Online
2005; 2000
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Monsieur N

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After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he?
DVD
2005; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Emperor's New Clothes

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History tells us that Napoleon died in exile on the Island of St. Helena. Or did he? In 1821, a secret network of Napoleonic loyalists hatch an ingenious plot: the Emperor will return to Paris and a double will take his place in exile.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Napoleon

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Framed by the grand sweep of history, woven from intimate accounts of and by the man himself, this program is a tale as grand as any novel, a story of passion, vaunting ambition, and pride ending in exile and loss.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The French Revolution [electronic resource]

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"Liberty, equality and fraternity" skidded into a Reign of Terror followed by Napoleonic dictatorship. French military power reached its peak under Bonaparte, conquering most of continental Europe and ushering in a new mass conscription style of warfare accompanied with revolutionary rhetoric.
Online
1989