The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Google eBook)

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Unbridled Books, May 1, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is a sweeping historical novel of Mexico during the short, tragic, at times surreal, reign of Emperor Maximilian and his court. Even as the American Civil War raged north of the border, a clique of Mexican conservative exiles and clergy convinced Louis Napoleon to invade Mexico and install the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian von Habsburg, as Emperor. A year later, the childless Maximilian took custody of the two year old, half-American, Prince Agustìn de Iturbide y Green, making the toddler the Heir Presumptive. Maximilian’s reluctance to return the child to his distraught parents, even as his empire began to fall, and the Empress Carlota descended into madness, ignited an international scandal. This lush, grand read is based on the true story and illuminates both the cultural roots of Mexico and the political development of the Americas. But it is made all the more captivating by the depth of Mayo’s writing and her understanding of the pressures and influences on these all too human players.
  

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The book was well written and carefully researched. - LibraryThing
Readers will agree that her prose is poetic. - LibraryThing
This book was very obviously well researched. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Paige Curtis - Goodreads

Especially wonderful while living here in Mexico city, a bit dry at times but clearly gives a historical fictional perspective on Mexico during Maximillion and Carlotta's reign Read full review

Review: The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire

User Review  - Goodreads

Especially wonderful while living here in Mexico city, a bit dry at times but clearly gives a historical fictional perspective on Mexico during Maximillion and Carlotta's reign Read full review

Contents

BOOK ONE
1
BOOK TWO
69
BOOK THREE
403
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About the author (2010)

C. M. Mayo has been living in and writing about Mexico for many years.

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