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The Emperor of the United States of America & Other Magnificent British… (edition 1982)

by Catherine Caufield

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Title:The Emperor of the United States of America & Other Magnificent British Eccentrics
Authors:Catherine Caufield
Info:St Martins Pr (1982), Hardcover
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Emperor of the United States of America and Other Magnificent British Eccentrics by Catherine Caufield

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There's a bit of stretching in this book; Emperor Norton I of the United States and Protector of Mexico was born in London, but had resided in the United States for several years before ascending to the throne. However, this is a marvelous collection of short biographies of people who, in a more sophisticated and allegedly more tolerant future, would have been quietly ushered off to an institution. a bibliography is provided for those more curious about a particular person. ( )
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The nucleus around which this book was formed was a short magazine article I wrote about Joshua Norton, the English-man, who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States.
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