9780374215811

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780374215811

  • ISBN10:

    0374215812

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/2/2010
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

The prize-winning historian O'Brien reconstructs Louisa Adams's extraordinary passage through Europe in 1815, providing both an evocative history of the experience of travel in the days of carriages and a moving portrait of her difficult marriage to John Quincy Adams.

Author Biography

Michael O’Brien is Professor of American Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810–1860, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. viii
Mapp. x
Prefacep. xiii
Saint Petersburgp. 3
From Saint Petersburg to Rigap. 44
From Riga to Berlinp. 96
From Berlin to Eisenachp. 138
From Eisenach to Frankfurtp. 191
From Frankfurt to Parisp. 262
Appendix: Placesp. 297
Notesp. 305
Acknowledgmentsp. 351
Indexp. 353
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