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Author Stroud, Patricia Tyson.

Title The man who had been King : the American exile of Napoleon's brother Joseph / Paticia Tyson Stroud
Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Cover; The MAN who had been KING; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1. A New Life; 2. A Man of Property; 3. Alone; 4. Friends, Family, and Anna; 5. Point Breeze; 6. Bonaparte's Park; 7. The Last of Napoleon; 8. Charlotte; 9. Zénaïde and Charles; 10. Emilie; 11. Connoisseur and Collector; 12. Lafayette Changes His Position; 13. The Siren Call of Europe; 14. A Bonaparte in England; 15. Return to Point Breeze; 16. Death in the Family; 17. Farewell to America; Epilogue; Chronology; Dramatis Personae; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Summary Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples and Spain, claimed that he had never wanted the roles thrust upon him by his younger brother Napoleon. When Napoleon's downfall forced Joseph into exile, he was able to retire to the country at last, but in a surprising place--he spent his last seventeen years in the United States. Joseph arrived in America with a fortune in hand and built a magnificent New Jersey estate he called Point Breeze, filled with paintings and sculpture by such luminaries as David, Canova, Rubens, and Titian. Joseph became friend and host to many of the nation's wealthiest and most cultivated citizens, and his art collection played a crucial role in transmitting European taste to America. He never ceased longing for his homeland, however. Although he would repeatedly plead with his wife to join him, he fathered children by two other women in America. Yet he never stopped plotting to ensure the dynastic survival of the Bonapartes.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844 -- Exile -- United States
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Family
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Family
Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844 -- Exile -- United States
Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Exile (Punishment)
Kings and rulers
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Spain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004061162
ISBN 9780812290424