Published in the 1930s, The Red Pony is a book by John Steinbeck, a famous American writer. It recounts the childhood of Jody Tiflin and his life on his father's ranch in California. Although many people think of it as a short novel, the book is really a collection of short stories, some of which were first published in magazines.
Napoleon Bonaparte was an important French military leader and ruler in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He led his troops in numerous successful campaigns, and is known for his many theories on warcraft. One of his most famous sayings is "an army marches on its stomach", meaning that it is important to feed your soldiers well. He was finally defeated by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.