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Napoleon's Privates by Tony Perrottet
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A jaunty walk on the wild side (two thousand years or more) of the peccadilloes and other weird, lesser known legends and facts of some major historical figures, from Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, to Hitler, and the first G-man, J.Edgar Hoover. Tony Perrottet's historical vignettes include multiple chapters on that fighting Corsican and his fascinating private life. We discover that the Little Corporal, Napoleon Bonaparte, may have been credited for his name sake Complex not necessarily for his height (average by early 19th century standards) but because of the post autopsy discovery of a deficiency in a certain part of his male anatomy. For US and World History fans, well worth the reading.
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May 13, 2018 – Started Reading
June 13, 2018 – Shelved
June 13, 2018 – Finished Reading

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