Shannon guest blogs about Napoleon’s followers in America

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An idealized depiction of the Champ d’Asile by Joseph Claude Pomel, 1823

It’s a pleasure to be featured as a “Relevant History” guest blogger on author Suzanne Adair’s website, talking about Napoleon’s followers in America.

In writ­ing Napoleon in Amer­ica, I had to fig­ure out what Napoleon Bona­parte might have done if he had escaped to the United States in 1821. My first task was to find out who was around at the time who might have been able to help him. To my sur­prise, I dis­cov­ered there were many Bona­partists in America, including Napoleon’s brother Joseph, some officers who tried to invade Texas, and a French general who joined the US Army and designed the largest stone fort in America.

To read the full post, click here. If you leave a comment on Suzanne’s site by Friday, November 27 at 6 p.m. ET, your name will be entered in a draw to win a copy of Napoleon in America.

Suzanne writes page-turner crime fiction novels set during the American Revolution. Her books and her blog make history accessible and fun for everyone.

How many tears our story caused to flow, we who looked as if we had returned from another world.

A survivor of the Champ d'Asile