Mark Braude is a historian whose specialty is French history. He’s written a new book on Napoleon Bonaparte’s time on Elba and we discussed the book.
2:30 – Mark talks about his start in French history and how he started writing about Napoleon.
4:06 – Mark talks about the book.
6:45 – Mark talks about ideas on why Napoleon was sent to Elba. We talk about how the smaller characters in the book also become very interesting.
17:45 – We talk about French taverns and their interplay with public opinion.
20:59 – Mark talks about the historical valleys between periods of war.
22:35 – Mark talks about his research materials.
27:00 – Mark talks about a prison he visited on Elba where Napoleon had stayed before it was a prison and how this visit connects to the book.
33:24 – Mark talks about why no one has written on this subject before.
October 16, 2018 515am
43:53 – Mark talks about the women in Napoleon’s life.
49:06 – Mark talks about how he developed his skills in writing good narrative non-fiction.
53:18 – Mark talks about his research into the Michelin company.
55:59 – Mark has a website, markbraude.com
Links of interest
Guests: Mark Braude
Host: Cris Alvarez
Tags: military, history, military history, conflict, war, interview, non-fiction book, Napoleon, British, French Empire, Elba, Campbell, Navy, Bonaparte