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    Louisa Adams, social charmer

    February 27, 2015

    Louisa Adams, social charmer

    Louisa Adams, the English-born wife of US president John Quincy Adams, was indispensable to her husband’s political career. Though not a great beauty, she was literate, a fashionable dresser and had Continental polish and charm from many years spent in Europe. Most importantly, she understood how to use her social skills to make up for her husband’s inadequacies, as we see in Napoleon in America. In 1815, Louisa made a dangerous journey across Europe to join her husband in Paris, in which she encountered the effects of the Napoleonic Wars firsthand.

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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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