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    A Buffalo Hunt & Other Buffalo History Tidbits

    January 11, 2019

    A Buffalo Hunt & Other Buffalo History Tidbits

    One thing that early European visitors to the Great Plains commented on was the sight of vast herds of buffalo, like the one Napoleon fictionally encounters in Napoleon in America. In 1541, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, one of the first white men to visit the American West, wrote to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V: “I reached some plains, so vast that I did not find their limit anywhere that I went, although I travelled more than three hundred leagues through them. And I found such a quantity of cows [buffalo] in these…that it is impossible to number them, for while I was journeying through these plains, until I returned to where I first found them, there was not a day that I lost sight of them.”

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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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