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

ISBN-10: 0312681143
ISBN-13: 9780312681142
Edition: 2011
Authors: Michael O'Brien
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 3/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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 Winteroffers a moving portrait of a lady, her difficult marriage, and her conflicted sense of what it meant to be a woman caught between worlds.

Michael O'Brien is professor of American intellectual history at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Jesus College, and a fellow of the British Academy. He is author or editor of several books on Southern intellectual history and, most recently, of <i>Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon</i>.

List of Illustrations
Map
Preface
Saint Petersburg
From Saint Petersburg to Riga
From Riga to Berlin
From Berlin to Eisenach
From Eisenach to Frankfurt
From Frankfurt to Paris
Appendix: Places
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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