Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Corsica

Books that have been written about Corsica include Carmen and Other Stories, Prosper Merimee; The House on the Lagoon, Rosario Ferree; and The Dream Hunters of Corsica and Corsica: Portrait of a Granite Island by Dorothy Carrington.

Movies that have been filmed in Corsica include The Man From London and Thunderbolt. TV series that have been filmed in Corsica include Treasure Island and Achilles Heel (a Chief Inspector Reg Wexford mystery).

Napoleon Bonaparte was born August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica. Napoleon, who crowned himself emperor of the French, created an empire that covered most of western and central Europe. Some books about Napoleon include Napoleon, Paul Johnson; Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life, Alan Schom; The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and The Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert Asprey; The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon's Life in His Own Words by Napoleon Bonaparte; Napoleon, Jacques Bainesville; The Illustrated Napoleon and Dictionary of Napoleonic Wars, David Chandler; Napoleon, Vincent Cronin; Napoleon and His Family: The Story of a Coriscan Clan, Walter Geer; Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, R.H. Home; and Napoleon: A Pictorial Biography, Andre Maurois.