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Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico Hardcover – 30 Jan 2014
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Meticulously researched and filled with colorful narrative, Maximilian and Carlota is an absorbing read for both amateur historians and students of the human condition.” San Antonio Current
"McAllen's book offers a fascinating and meticulously researched glimpse at Maximilian's doomed empire." Santa Fe New Mexican
McAllen has forged a multifaceted jewel of narrative history, sweeping and cinematic, delving into one of the more fascinating and tragically misguided episodes in Mexico's history.” Houston Chronicle
"This is a thorough, complete history of Mexico’s second empire. The author leaves nothing untouched."
William H. Beezley, professor of history at the University of Arizona
"Maximilian and Carlota is a deeply researched book about a period of Mexican history that, while vital for understanding modern Mexico and its relations with the United States and Europe, is of perhaps unparalleled cultural, political, and military complexity for such a short period."
C. M. Mayo, author of The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
Mexican history offers a phantasmagoria that beggars the imagination. Most writers seem to focus on three distinct eras: Conquest, Independence, and Revolution. But perhaps the most surreal, tragic, yet oddly comedic era in Mexico has gone largely unexamined, until now. M. M. McAllen has written an important book that not only reads like a novel of fantastic inventions but is key to understanding the soul of Mexico today. ” Luis Albertio Urrea, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter
Examines the short reign of a married Austrian archduke and Belgian princess appointed by France's emperor Napoleon III to rule Mexico.” Chronicle of Higher Education
With rich texture and apposite detail, McAllen ably recounts the events of Maximilian’s short and disastrous reign.” Booklist
With the 150th anniversary in mind (April 10, 1864), Maximilian and Carlota details Louis Napoléon’s intrepid scheme to install Maximilian von Habsburg and his wife as emperor and empress, but also details the intrigues and incongruities that occurred while nineteenth-century European leaders sought to remake the New World in their vision.” Foreword Reviews
Enthralling, exhaustively researched and fresh.... A big multi-layered story cinematic, nightmarish and poignant.” Austin American-Statesman
McAllen has produced a much-needed fresh look at an often neglected and misunderstood period in North American history.”—The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History
A highly readable and accessible narrative.”—Hispanic American Historical Review
About the Author
McAllen regularly provides information for television documentaries filmed by BBC, PBS, and local and public stations in Texas, and she has written numerous articles for magazines and journals. She lives in San Antonio, TX.
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