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    John Quincy Adams and Napoleon

    July 18, 2014

    John Quincy Adams and Napoleon

    As an American diplomat in Europe during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, John Quincy Adams had ample opportunity to observe the effects of Napoleon’s military adventures. Though critical of Napoleon and pleased to see the end of his rule, Adams developed a sneaking admiration for the French Emperor, especially compared to the hereditary rulers of Europe.

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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 guest blogs about Caroline Bonaparte Murat

    Shannon guest blogs about Caroline Bonaparte Murat

    July 24, 2014

    It's an honour to be featured on A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, talking about Napoleon’s treasonous sister, Caroline Bonaparte Murat. One tries to find redeeming features in Caroline, but they are hard to spot. Talleyrand said she had the head of Cromwell on the body of a well-shaped woman.

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