From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion: A Nonfiction Novela about a Fairlytale: A Visit to the Emperor of Mexico's Italian Castle Kindle Edition
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- File size : 266 KB
- Publication date : July 20, 2011
- Print length : 55 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Dancing Chiva (July 20, 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B005DSMXLS
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,100 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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the Emperor Maximilian Von Habsburg. This book does not have so many pages, but it has enough to tell the
story in detail, it is friendly and one gets a delightful taste of the account of a very knowledgeable author.
Being American the author sometimes feels intrigued how should a Mexican feel about the memories of a man
who is sometimes portrayed by the World History as a martyr and some others like a tyrant.
In order to complete this work the author traveled to Italy to the Miramar's Castle, to Chapultepec's Castle in
Mexico City and to Casa Borda in Cuernavaca Mexico, which were the three main mansions of the monarch.
Throughout the pages of the book, she mentions so many different authors she studied that one gets enriched
and pointed to the right direction if one wants to know more about the subject.
This book was written with a personal-approach, it's like if a friend was telling you her personal confidences,
what she had to go through to know more about a complicated figure like Maximilian. A statesman who could
support the causes of the poor but at the same time waste money in a very obscene way through parties and
luxuries in a very royal manner.
Indeed those times were difficult for the young Mexican state: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the emperor
Agustin de Iturbide and so many others and among them in this mosaic of surreal personages appears
Maximilian Von Habsburg an European monarch that tried to fit into the Mexican soul without any success.
"Mexicans! I die in a just cause... the independence and liberty of Mexico. May my blood be the last to flow for
the good of this land. Viva Mexico!"
This story happened, it is part of the scars of a Nation that had to suffer its adolescence, interventions and
moments of glory. C.M. Mayo an American author that portrays with maturity this link between Miramar and
Mexico, the Viceroy and the Emperor, she opens her soul and offers the reader another perspective about
this episode of mystery in the Mexican History.
Not much has been told about Miramar's Castle and C.M. Mayo through the pages of this book takes us there
to take a walk through the hallways of that magnificent edification.
I Think that she might be preparing a new historical novel about the episode in Mexican history, when there was a well intetioned man that sacrificed his way of living and his own life life for his new country, this piece of our history is quite badly understood and unkown by most mexicans, including her husbad <A>...