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Napoleon Bonaparte

Native American Artist Plans A Baseball Game For Napoleon Bonaparte

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

Growing up in Arkansas City, Kansas in the 1980s, artist Jamison Chas Banks experienced his fair share of American small town life. "It was all footba...

Author Tom Reiss Shares Historic Story Behind The Black Count

Catherine C. Lutz | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Catherine C. Lutz

The author never set out to write a story about the French Revolution, nor its largely unknown place in history as a pivotal moment of racial integration. He was simply a lifelong fan of Alexandre Dumas the novelist.

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

When in Doubt, Blame It on Napoléon

Layla Demay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Layla Demay

Why exactly do you hate Napoléon? At this point, for anything and everything. But let me be more specific. I can tell you that Napoléon is responsible for all the affliction, torment and suffering of today's world.

Welcome to Remote U.S.-U.K. Spy Island

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Just what kind of intelligence are the British and Americans trying to intercept through their base on Ascension? In light of recent revelations, it seems highly likely that both are interested in oil espionage in the South Atlantic.

School Gives France Letter Addressed To Napoleon

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago

EVANSTON, Ill. — Special delivery from Northwestern University to France: a letter from Napoleon Bonaparte's brother. The suburban Chicago scho...

The Importance of Haiti

Pascal Robert | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

The cataclysmic earthquake that devastated the Island of Haiti caused endless death and suffering to a nation already steeped in a history of poverty and turmoil.

Rare Napoleon Artifact Sells For Big Bucks At Auction

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Money

PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - A rare letter in which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte vowed to "blow up the Kremlin" fetched 10 times more than expected...

110 Napoleonic Soldiers Buried

AP | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

MINSK, Belarus -- Belarus held a burial ceremony Friday for 110 Napoleonic soldiers who died in a major battle in 1812 against the Russian army. Tens...

Rare Remains Unearthed From Battle Of Waterloo

Posted 06.13.2012 | World

Napoleon can't catch a break, it seems. Last week, the little general's lackluster English-language skills were lampooned when a rare letter sold at a...

Rare Napoleon Letter In English Nets Whopping Sum

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

FONTAINEBLEAU, France — An illuminating letter written by Napoleon in English, sold at auction Sunday for (EURO)325,000 ($405,000), offers a win...

Napoleon Letter In English Up For Auction

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

Though one of the most successful military leaders in history, Napoleon Bonaparte encountered a foe no army could help him overcome in his later years...

Women in Chess: A Few Tales

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Lurking in the background, hiding their identity, they seem mysterious, magical, beautiful. At first, they observed the game from a distance, but as centuries went by, women were drawn closer to the chessboard.

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

French Plan Napoleon Theme Park

Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

Allons enfants de la Patrie...and head on down to Napoleonland! A Napoleon-themed amusement park is being planned for just south of Paris, and is bein...

Was Goya A Traitor To The Spanish Cause?

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

A new painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya has been discovered underneath his portrait of Judge Don Ramón Satué at the Rijksmuseum in Amste...

What Is the Arab Third Estate?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Uriel Abulof

For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.

The Man With Too Much Chess Talent

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

At 68, Dragoljub Velimirovic doesn't seem to slow down. Still teasing and provoking, he took part in the Czech Coal Match last month and was awarded a magnificent glass trophy for his entertaining play.

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.