Four walks through Paris trace Napoleon and Josephine's courtship, Napoleon's student days at the Ecole Militaire, the coronation and reign, and, finally, the path that Napoleon's funeral cortege took nearly twenty years after his death. Readers visit the prison where Josephine was held during the Terror, the site of the house where Napoleon plotted the coup d'etat, restaurants where the couple dined, and the jewelers Napoleon commissioned to make the dazzling royal crowns, timepieces, and swords; itineraries for Malmaison and Fontainebleau are also included. This pocketable guide evokes a paramic sweep of French history and describes the public grandeur as well as the daily intimacy of Napoleon and Josephine's lives.
Diana Reid Haig is an award-winning songwriter, annotator, and audio producer. She has produced, annotated, or engineered almost 100 compilations, DVD-As, or SACDs for Motown, NBC, Universal, SONY, Warner Bros., and others. A member of the Napoleonic Society of America, her lifelong interest in Paris during the First Empire led her to research and write Walks through Napoleon and Josephine's Paris.