The quick-step of an Emperor: Maximilian of Mexico by George P Messervy 1921
Maximilian I of Mexico 1832-1867
The Roman Catholic Church, Lord James Rothschild, The Confederacy, Louis Napoleon and the fate of Mexico.
The scope of the present work is that neither of a history nor yet of a historical novel. While observing a strict regard for well-authenticated fact, the writer has principally endeavoured to present a fresh and living portrait of the Emperor as a man. With this end in view, much of the conversation of Maximilian and his expressions of opinion, recorded in the following pages, have been taken bodily from his own writings or from documents of the highest authority recently obtained by the writer in Mexico. It is hoped that thereby certain characteristics have been revealed which will help to explain his motives and actions.
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