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Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon

Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon

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Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams and her young son left St. Petersburg in a heavy Russian carriage and set out on a difficult journey to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, in Paris. She traveled through the snows of Eastern Europe, across the battlefields of Germany, and into a France then experiencing the tumultuous events of Napoleon's return from Elba. The prize-winning historian Michael O'Brien reconstructs for the first time Louisa Adams's extraordinary passage. An evocative history of the experience of travel in the days of carriages and kings, Mrs. Adams in Winter offers a moving portrait of a lady, her difficult marriage, and her conflicted sense of what it meant to be a woman caught between worlds.

Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 03/29/2011
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.63w x 1.06d
ISBN: 9780312681142

About the Author

Michael O'Brien is Professor of American Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

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