Local author reveals Napoleon’s human side

Local history teacher and International Napoleonic Fellow Thomas M. Barden’s new book, "Napoleon’s Purgatory: The Unseen Humanity of the ‘Corsican Ogre’ in Fatal Exile," was released by Vernon Press Feb. 16. The book portrays the human side of Napoleon as revealed by those who lived with him in exile on the island of St. Helena. It debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Napoleonic War History book list, reaching the Best Sellers Top 10 List.

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