Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna.
One of the great events of Jane Austen's time brought to life. This was the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern history. With Napoleon presumably defeated and banned to Elba, representatives of 216 states gathered in Vienna, along with stars and celebrities. There were rivalries and there were wild parties, and decisions were made that still affect us today. Then word came that Napoleon had escaped and the party and the conference was over. 434 pgs includes 80 pages of endnotes, fully indexed, illustrated. NY: 2008. Hb, dj. Publ at $27.50. NEW. $12.00