VIRTUAL: Ruth Scurr at the Hudson Library [10/6]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Ruth Scurr on October 6th at 7pm. Scurr will be discussing her book Napoleon.
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In her book, Scurr follows the dramatic trajectory of Napoleon’s life through gardens, parks and forests. As she reveals, gardening was the first and last love of Napoleon, offering him a retreat from the manifold frustrations of war and politics. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary and historical scholarship and taking us from his early days at the military school in Brienne-le-Chateau through his canny seizure of power and eventual exile, Napoleon frames the general’s story through the green spaces he cultivated. Publishers Weekly notes, “Even readers well-versed in Napoleon’s rise and fall will learn something new from this gracefully written and imaginatively conceived portrait.”
Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented portrait of the emperor told through his engagement with the natural world.