Free cultural event about Napoleon last days

To celebrate the bicentenary of the emperor’s death, the Alliance Française USA network the French cultural services are presenting on June 02 at 7 PM a conference by Thomas Crocker, about the publication of his latest book : Empire's Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America (Prometheus Books 2021).  

This story begins at sunset on Sunday, June 18, 1815. Napoleon Bonaparte is in desperate flight from the battlefield at Waterloo. The Prussians and English are hard at his heels. Racing to reach Paris, he abandons on the road his bullet-proof coach and Imperial nécessaire containing a fortune in precious gems and cash. Will he stand and fight again or flee to the United States?

On the run and with his options dwindling by the day, Napoleon comes within one hour of secretly slipping to America on a Baltimore privateer arranged by the free-lancing U.S. Consul in Bordeaux. Empire's Eagles opens by telling the secret details of this story for the first time.

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Wednesday June 2, 2021
4pm PST / 5pm MST / 6pm CST / 7pm EST

Event will be in English only. 

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