Napoleon's Privates

“A sinfully entertaining survey of perversions.”

"If Woody Allen had become a historian, he might have come up with Napoleon's Privates. Learned, ribald and very funny."
—Chris Ryan, New York Times-bestselling author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

“A terrifically funny writer . . . informative and twice as quirky.
Boston Globe

“It’s so great to have a truly funny (and poetic) writer putting the lurid colors back on the pale marble, where they belong... Full of the ‘get-a-load-of-this’ factor—those juicy, vivid stories you can’t wait to tell your friends. To my mind, that quality is the distinguishing trait of great nonfiction.”
—Teller of Penn & Teller, entertainer in Las Vegas

“Popular history at its best.”
—Norman Cantor, Professor Emeritus of History, New York University.

“It’s refreshing to find such an entertaining writer whose history is also meticulously researched. Perrottet’s take on the past is erudite, original and witty—even, frequently, hilarious.”
—Paul Cartledge, Professor of Classics, Cambridge University