A fearsome foe on the battlefield, a lovestruck romancer at night -- Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in history. This detailed biography by John Gibson Lockhart captures the famed French warlord and emperor in all of his dazzling complexity. Fans of French history and military strategy should put this volume on their must-read list.
A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic works depicting Edinburgh in the 19th century. A mix of fiction and non-fiction bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday