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Maximilian and Juárez

Author: Jasper Godwin Ridley
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the great tragicomedies of the nineteenth century, the attempt by Napoleon III to establish Archduke Maximilian of Austria as the emperor of Mexico. Biographer Jasper Ridley provides a colorful narrative of this ill-starred undertaking, which pitted liberals against conservatives and the New World against the Old, and ended with the execution of Maximilian, the insanity of his wife, Charlotte, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico; Benito Juárez; Benito Juárez; Benito Juárez; Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico; Kaiser) Maximilian (Mexiko
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Godwin Ridley
ISBN: 0899199895 9780899199894
OCLC Number: 26128989
Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Departure from Miramar --
Gutiérrez looks for an emperor --
Hidalgo joins in the search --
The general and the Indian --
The great powers become involved --
The Archduke Maximilian --
Napoleon III changes his mind --
The expedition to Veracruz --
Saligny wants war --
The fifth of May --
Seward appeases Napoleon III --
"Puebla is in our hands" --
In Mexico City --
Bazaine against the Church and the guerrillas --
The family pact --
Maximilian arrives --
The capture of Oaxaca --
Victory or defeat? --
The hunt for Romero --
Will the Americans invade? --
Alice Iturbide --
Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan --
The Black Decree --
Charlotte goes to Europe --
Querétaro --
The nineteenth of June --
"God did not want it."
Responsibility: Jasper Ridley.

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One of the great tragicomedies of the nineteenth century, the attempt by Napoleon III to establish Archduke Maximilian of Austria as the emperor of Mexico. Biographer Jasper Ridley provides a colorful narrative of this ill-starred undertaking, which pitted liberals against conservatives and the New World against the Old, and ended with the execution of Maximilian, the insanity of his wife, Charlotte, and the emergence of the United States as a world power.--From publisher description.

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