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    Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon’s American nephew

    February 20, 2015

    Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon’s American nephew

    Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte was the son of Napoleon’s youngest brother Jérôme and Baltimore socialite Elizabeth (Betsy) Patterson, the subject of last week’s post. As Napoleon had broken up his parents’ marriage before Jerome was even born, Napoleon never acknowledged the boy as a Bonaparte. Despite Betsy’s best efforts to raise her son as a European of rank and fortune, Jerome was not convinced that Europe was the place for him. He preferred life in the United States. Though Jerome ultimately married well, he lacked ambition and was content to be an American gentleman farmer.

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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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