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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

"A fascinating glimpse into the mind of Napoleon in exile – his opinions on love and war, his reflections on the most important events of his life – by one of his closest confidantes In 1815, the young Dublin doctor Barry O'Meara accepted the opportunity of a lifetime to look after Napoleon Bonaparte in his banishment on St Helena. In one of the most isolated places on earth, doctor and patient became intimate friends. The core of Napoleon's Doctor is the diary O'Meara kept, at Napoleon's suggestion, while on St Helena. He records in lively detail many hours of Napoleon's conversation, ranging from his views on class, religion and slavery to his love for Josephine and why Waterloo was lost. Napoleon was only fifty-one when he died on St Helena. This book ends with a detailed solution to a mystery that has plagued historians: was he poisoned by his British jailers?"
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

An Irish doctor?

I have one great advantage, I have an Irish passport and an FRCSI from St Stephen's Green…so I can make a comment that would otherwise be totally racist.

Fekinn Eeejit is the Dublin version. Like a nice Linguine…better with a pinch of salt. The ethos was different then….

Seriously. Gilding the Lily was totally accepted, almost de regeur……exaggeration was no shame if the story was good

Eire is no different now. Great story, is it true? Ah, shure, who cares? Who's round next?

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