The Bonapartes in America

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Pickle Partners Publishing, 2019 M01 13 - 191 pages
Amazing and exciting, as romantic as it is realistic and historically authentic, THE BONAPARTES IN AMERICA was the first published work to contain in one volume all available material, much of it newly discovered by them, on every member of the Bonaparte family that lived in the United States or was connected in any way with the country.

Dr. Macartney, distinguished historian, former head of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, and Major Dorrance, author and publisher, roamed afar in their quest of new and important material. Research in the British Museum, and special trips through France and to Corsica, to mention but a few, went into their book of old romance, which was first published on the 100th anniversary of the former King Joseph Bonaparte’s final return to Europe from the United States. This one famous and colorful family has placed a great if hitherto little known part in the building of America, our native land.

THE BONAPARTES IN AMERICA contains fascinating chapters on Jerome Bonaparte and Elizabeth Patterson; Charles J. Bonaparte of Baltimore; Joseph Bonaparte at Philadelphia, Bordentown, New Jersey, and Lake Bonaparte New York; the Murats of Florida; Napoleon III in New York City; Napoleon III and Mexico; The Napoleonic Exiles in Alabama; Texas and the Champ d’Asile; Marshal Ney and North Carolina; Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase; Napoleon’s American Son in California; and American Plots to Rescue Napoleon from St. Helena.

THE. BONAPARTES IN AMERICA is beautifully illustrated with old portraits and engravings, including pictures of Napoleon, Jerome and Elizabeth. Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte. Charles J. Bonaparte, Joseph Bonaparte, Joseph’s I Philadelphia home, “Point Breeze” and Bonaparte I park at Bordentown, Lake Bonaparte, Prince and Princess Achille Murat, Napoleon III, Letizia Bonaparte, mother of Napoleon, John Gordon Bonaparte of San Francisco and the Napoleon House at New Orleans.
 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 8
IJEROME BONAPARTE AND ELIZABETH PATTERSON 9
IIDESCENDANTS OF JEROME AND ELIZABETH 24
IIICHARLES JOSEPH BONAPARTE 30
IVJOSEPH BONAPARTE AT BORDENTOWN 43
VJOSEPH AND LAKE BONAPARTE 62
AND THE MEXICAN CRISIS 98
IXTHE NAPOLEONIC EXILES IN ALABAMA 105
XTEXAS AND CHAMP DASILE 110
XIMARSHAL NEY AND NORTH CAROLINA 118
XIINAPOLEON AND THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE 125
XIIINAPOLEONS AMERICAN SON 128
XIVAMERICAN PLOTS TO RESCUE NAPOLEON 132
OTHER BRANCHES OF THEIR FAMILY TREE ARE NOT INCLUDED 148

VITHE MURATS 70
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CLARENCE EDWARD NOBLE MACARTNEY (September 18, 1879 - February 19, 1957) was a prominent conservative Presbyterian pastor and author, and one of the main leaders of the conservatives during the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. He was born in Northwood, Ohio to John L. McCartney, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America in Northwood and professor of Natural Science at Geneva College. He graduated with a degree in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1901, from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1905, and was ordained to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Paterson, N.J. In 1914 he accepted a call from Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He began broadcasting his sermons on the radio and gained a reputation as Philadelphia’s foremost preacher. In 1927, he took up a new pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, regularly drawing 1200-1600 worshippers on Sunday mornings. His Wednesday evening sermons formed the basis of two books: Things Most Surely Believed (1930) and What Jesus Really Taught (1958). In 1936 he became president of the League of Faith and continued to preach his conservative message in sermons, which he disseminated in pamphlets and over 40 books. He was a frequent preacher on college campuses in the following decades. He died at Geneva College in 1957, aged 77.

JOHN GORDON DORRANCE (June 14, 1890 - March 22, 1957) was an American author and publisher. He was born in Camden, New York, the eldest of three sons, to Daniel James Dorrance and Edith Lillian Turner. He founded the Dorrance Publishing Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1920. He was the author of several books, including Story of the Forest (1916), Contemporary Poets (1927), an anthology of 50 contemporary poets, and Ten Commandments for Success (1947). He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, aged 66.

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