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    Dangers of Walking in Vienna in the 1820s

    February 17, 2017

    Dangers of Walking in Vienna in the 1820s

    Pity the poor pedestrian in Vienna during the time in which Napoleon in America is set. Here’s what an English visitor had to say about the dangers of walking in Austria’s capital in the early 1820s. “The Art of walking the streets in London is an easy problem compared with the art of walking them in Vienna. In the former, there is some order and distinction, even in the crowd; two-legged and four-legged animals have their allotted places, and are compelled to keep them; in the latter, all this is otherwise.”

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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 UBC Library

    Shannon interviewed by UBC Library

    August 31, 2016

    I recently had the honour of chatting with Michelle Blackwell at the University of British Columbia about the research I do for my books, and how UBC Library and its collections play a crucial role.

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