Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty

Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she… read more

Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte, one-time wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, Jerome, and a native of Baltimore, Maryland. In her book, the author reports on the diplomatic fissures that surfaced between the United States and France following Napleon’s orders to his brother to dissolve the marriage, and Betsy’s successful campaign to seek a pension from the French general upon her return to Baltimore. Carol Berkin spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 9, 2014
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 2014

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  • Mar 09, 2014 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2014 | 6:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2014 | 2:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2014 | 10:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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