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How Napoleon Resonates with a Contemporary Writer

John Leonard reviews "The Emperor's Last Island," by Julia Blackburn, a history of Napoleon with frequent digressions about why that narrative is relevant to the author's life. Leonard says it's a compelling read because Blackburn herself is compelling.

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Other segments from the episode on August 11, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 11, 1992: Interview with Toma Longinovic; Review of Julia Blackburn's book "The Emperor's Last Island"; Interview with Errol Morris; Review of a CD of the Lydian…

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