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    Napoleon and the Marquis de Lafayette

    March 27, 2015

    Napoleon and the Marquis de Lafayette

    Major General Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, was a hero of both the American and French revolutions. As his involvement in these is well-covered elsewhere, I will focus on Lafayette’s relationship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Though Lafayette initially hoped that Napoleon would serve the cause of liberty, he was soon disillusioned. His low-key opposition and refusal to accept office under the Consulate and Empire made the Marquis de Lafayette a continuing thorn in Napoleon’s side.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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    Shannon interviewed by NPR

    Shannon interviewed by NPR

    February 11, 2015

    Shannon was honoured to be interviewed by NPR’s national correspondent for digital news, Linton Weeks, for an article called “What If Napoleon Had Come to America?”

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