Napoleon and The Shroud is the previously untold story of two of the most remarkable giants of the modern world. It is an inspiring account not only of Napoleon's own faith in the one of the greatest military generals searching for answers in the mysterious burial shroud of Christendom's prince of peace shroud and its power but also of how he was able to secretly take possession of the religious relic with the assistance of Pope Pius VII -- who owed his papacy and restoration of the church's role in France to Bonaparte, whose coupe d'état in 1799 halted the anti-Catholic policies of the French Revolution and began the Napoleonic era in which France would come to dominate much of continental Europe. In this first modern history of Napoleon and the Church, Tony Castro carefully demonstrates how Bonaparte's vision of bringing religious and social peace to France solidified among the French his own position as a ruler endowed with divine favor and protection, while also forging a new nation out of the ashes of the revolution in which at least 17,000 had been executed at the guillotine. a biography of Bonaparte's fascination with Jesus Christ, the man and divinity at the heart of his Catholicism, which defined both him and his rule in dramatic fashion that has never been fully explained. Now in this groundbreaking study, Napoleon and the Shroud lays out how Christ's sacred burial cloth shaped and influenced Bonaparte and how he used his obsession with it to maximize his power.
Tony Castro was a long-time journalist and now a freelance writer and researcher. He is a widely published author and has an active website and blog.