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The Resource Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon, Michael O'Brien

Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon, Michael O'Brien

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Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon
Title
Mrs. Adams in winter
Title remainder
a journey in the last days of Napoleon
Statement of responsibility
Michael O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams and her young son left St. Petersburg in a Russian carriage and set out 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 Napoleon's return from Elba. Along the way, she learned what Napoleon's wars had done to Europe, what her old friends in the royal court in Berlin had experienced during the French occupation, how it felt to have her life threatened by reckless soldiers, and how to manage fear. Historian Michael O'Brien reconstructs for the first time that extraordinary passage. This evocative history of the experience of travel in the days of carriages and kings 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.2/7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D919
LC item number
.O27 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon, Michael O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-349) and index
Contents
  • 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
Control code
ocn421532967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 364 p.
Isbn
9780374215811
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009025437
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)421532967
Label
Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon, Michael O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-349) and index
Contents
  • 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
Control code
ocn421532967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 364 p.
Isbn
9780374215811
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009025437
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)421532967

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