Books: Troublemaker's Troubles

No PEACE WITH NAPOLEON!—General de Caulaincourt—Morrow ($3).

ST. HELENA—Octave Aubry—Lippincott ($5).

At four o'clock in the afternoon of April 4, 1814, Armand de Caulaincourt, Napoleon's dour, devoted Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived at Essonnes, on the road to Paris. He carried the Emperor's abdication in favor of his son, and instructions for a project so audacious it had a good chance of succeeding. The Allied Armies had taken Paris four days prior. Headed by Talleyrand, a movement for the restoration of the Bourbons was gaining strength. Only Napoleon could visualize a plan of...

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