The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

eBook - 2010
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The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a sweeping historical novel of Mexico during the short, tragic, at times surreal, reign of Emperor Maximilian and his court. Even as the American Civil War raged north of the border, a clique of Mexican conservative exiles and clergy convinced Louis Napoleon to invade Mexico and install the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian von Habsburg, as Emperor. A year later, the childless Maximilian took custody of the two year old, half-American, Prince Agust©ё℗Ơn de Iturbide y Green, making the toddler the Heir Presumptive. Maximilianђ́ةs reluctance to return the child to his distraught parents, even as his empire began to fall, and the Empress Carlota descended into madness, ignited an international scandal. This lush, grand read is based on the true story and illuminates both the cultural roots of Mexico and the political development of the Americas. But it is made all the more captivating by the depth of Mayoђ́ةs writing and her...
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781936071418
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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