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    Joseph Hopkinson, Joseph Bonaparte’s great friend

    September 12, 2014

    Joseph Hopkinson, Joseph Bonaparte’s great friend

    A 19th century lawyer, musician, writer, politician and judge, Joseph Hopkinson was one of Joseph Bonaparte’s closest friends and neighbours in the United States. He also composed America’s unofficial national anthem. Hopkinson’s wife Emily was a sharp wit with a talent for art and writing. The Hopkinsons moved in America’s highest political and social circles and ran a lively Philadelphia literary salon. John Quincy Adams and his wife were very fond of their daughter, Elizabeth Borden Hopkinson.

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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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    Napoleon in America understands “the butterfly effects”

    Napoleon in America understands “the butterfly effects”

    August 28, 2014

    Troy Camplin writes on The Literary Lawyer: “Napoleon in America is a ‘what-if’ historical novel that...reads like a very well-written narrative of history. Given that the author is necessarily working with an entirely fictional world...the fact that she can create such an effect is quite remarkable.”

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