Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

He conquered from Austria to Palestine, Holland to Egypt. He uncovered the pyramid treasures and the Rosetta Stone. He sold a million square miles of land to the U.S. to raise money for his army. His name was Napoleon Bonaparte, born this day, Aug. 15, 1769. Though emperor for life, disasters in Russia and Waterloo led to his banishment on the Island of Saint Helena. There, in reflection, Napoleon wrote: “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”