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The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
$26.95
Hardcover
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • May.05.2009
  • 9781932961645
  • Unbridled Books

C. gives an overview of the book:

Who knew that Mexico once had a half-American prince? Or that this little boy’s future was hotly debated not just in Mexico but in Washington D.C. and in every court in Europe? Set in the mid-19th century when Maximilian von Habsburg was Emperor of Mexico, THE LAST PRINCE OF THE MEXICAN EMPIRE is based on the true and never before completely told story about a half-American, half-Mexican boy who, as in a fairytale, became a prince and then a pawn in the struggle-to-the-death over Mexico's destiny. Read more about the title at www.cmmayo.com "Mayo's reanimation of a crucial period in Mexican history should satisfy history buffs and those in the mood for an engaging story brimming with majestic ambition." Publisher's Weekly "a swashbuckling, riotous good time, befitting the fairy-tale promise of the opening sentence."Austin American-Statesman  ...
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Who knew that Mexico once had a half-American prince? Or that this little boy’s future was hotly debated not just in Mexico but in Washington D.C. and in every court in Europe? Set in the mid-19th century when Maximilian von Habsburg was Emperor of Mexico, THE LAST PRINCE OF THE MEXICAN EMPIRE is based on the true and never before completely told story about a half-American, half-Mexican boy who, as in a fairytale, became a prince and then a pawn in the struggle-to-the-death over Mexico's destiny. Read more about the title at www.cmmayo.com

"Mayo's reanimation of a crucial period in Mexican history should satisfy history buffs and those in the mood for an engaging story brimming with majestic ambition."
Publisher's Weekly

"a swashbuckling, riotous good time, befitting the fairy-tale promise of the opening sentence."
Austin American-Statesman

 "Mayo’s cultural insights are first-rate, and the glittering, doomed regime comes to life"
Library Journal (Xpress Review)

"I have read a few sweeping historical novels that have remain inside of me forever. Tolstoy's War and Peace is one of those, Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is another, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago is another, and now The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire is another."
Mexico Connect

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A carte-de-visite of Prince Agustin de Iturbide y Green circa 1865:
www.cmmayo.com/agustin-de-iturbide-y-green.html

About C.

C M Mayo: The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled Books), Miraculous Air (Milkweed Editions), Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press), Sky Over El Nido (U Georgia Press). 

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Author's Publishing Notes

Selected as a Indie Bound Notable Book June 2009.