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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. Maximilians 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 Mayos writing and her understanding of the pressures and influences on these all too human players.

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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.

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FleurDeMar, February 21, 2011 (view all comments by FleurDeMar)
The first word that comes to mind as I sit down to review this book is ‘epic’. The subject, which is something I knew nothing about before reading this novel, is ambitious to say the least but C.M. Mayo tackles it with great skill. Seldom do I read a book that I think that could easily be transformed into film, but I believe that The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire could. And should!

You can see the amount of research that went into this book on every, single page. The vivid descriptions of the places make you feel like you a part of the history. And the characters are written in such an exceptional way that they come alive on the pages – from the highest class to the lowest. No one is more important than the other and all are written with care and attention.

The biggest thing that I will take away from reading this work of historical fiction, is that my view on Mexico will forever be changed. Every perception of the people and places I have seen there has been altered – and in a good way. What a rich history they have that is seldom told! Thanks to Ms. Mayo for giving me a different perspective.
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ISBN:
9781936071616
Author:
Mayo, C. M.
Publisher:
Unbridled Books
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Historical - General
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Sagas
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cultural heritage
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Literature-A to Z
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Literary
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First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20100531
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
432
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9 x 6 in

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