Napoleon's Privates is a blast to read and will provide you with enough material for several hours of entertaining your friends and acquaintances with slightly risqué trivia at otherwise boring cocktail parties or family gatherings. Uncovered (pardon the pun) nuggets of facts about such legends as King Tut’s missing penis and Catherine the Great of Russia’s demise from (ahem) horse-riding are unearthed and either verified or classified as myths.
Buy this book and be the envy (or the bane) of your friends’ existence for your remarkable knowledge of little-known - and, by some people’s standards, inconsequential - stories of personal peccadilloes of the famous and infamous.
Perrottet’s book shows an attention to detail and dedication to research that makes this book a great read for history and/or trivia buffs. It is also guaranteed to give you a giggle or two.