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The Headsman Paperback – Large Print, November 1, 2006
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Let me begin and end this review with a few comments on merely the first element: Introducing Europe to Americans.
In 1826, James Fenimore Cooper published the book that made him world famous, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. He left days later with wife and children for a stay in Europe that lasted until 1833. Nominally, he was the U.S. Consul in Lyon, a political post created for him by the Secretary of State and the President for his family's contributions to the Federalist Party. It required no work, not even his presence in the French city of Lyon. During his stay in England, France, Germany, Switerland and Italy, Cooper poured out books and letters: five travelogues, novels, political views. He met Sir Walter Scott and befriended Scott's French wife, who had been born in Lyon. In Paris Cooper became a close friend of George Washington's comrade in arms during the American revolution -- the Marquis de Lafayette.
Cooper found Europeans, even the English, remarkably ignorant of America.Read more ›