Medusa's Head
The Rise and Survival of Joseph Fouché, Inventor of the Modern Police State

Cartoons

Louis XVIII Climbing the Mat de Cocagne

Louis XVIII Climbing the Mat de Cocagne

From "Louis XVIII Climbing the Mat de Cocagne" by George Cruikshank, 1815. Talleyrand and Fouché are to the left of the climbing figures, with Talleyrand (in pink) saying: "My dear Fouché that charlatan Chateaubriand has jockied us both."

The Grand Coronation Procession of Napoleone

The Grand Coronation Procession of Napoleone

From "The Grand Coronation Procession of Napoleone" (detail) by James Gillray, 1804. A fancifully bloated Fouché carries a bloodied "Sword of Justice" in the coronation procession.

Le Club des Traitres

Le Club des Traitres

"Le Club des Traitres," with Fouché (2) and Augereau (6) as judges and with Talleyrand (7) as the membership secretary.