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1 Hanna, A. J. A Prince in Their Midst: The Adventurous Life of Achille Murat on the American Frontier. With Drawings by John Rae.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, MCMXLVII. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations to spine, 275 pp. Very Good, in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes heavy chipping. From dust jacket: A strange, bizarre, highly interesting character was Achille Murat, crown prince of Naples, son of the great marshal of France, and nephew of Napoleon. After Waterloo had brought disaster to all the Bonaparte clan, Achille, like some of his kinsmen, emigrated to the United States. Here he plunged into a life of pioneering on the Southern frontier, in Florida. Probably no refugee in the United States ever lived as full and lusty a life or enjoyed experiences more varied and surprising. He became a citizen, married a great-grandniece of George Washington, studied and practiced law, and maintained cotton plantations. He served as colonel of a backwoods regiment in the Seminole War, and by the time he was thrity-two years old this royal prince was a county judge in the Territory of Florida. The endless tradition of his eccentricities, his continuous gropings for the always elusive success, his seeking for public office, and his land gambles in Florida and Texas epitomize his frantic desire and search for fame and fortune. Murat's admiration for the United States was as strong as that of his friend, Lafayette. “It is the American Union,” Murat asserted, “which is the best model of government...What astonishes me is that every other nation is not governed in the same manner.” His keen, stimulating observations of America were recorded in articles and two books, which achieved considerable distribution in Europe. Although virtually unknown today, this interpreter of American life was characterized by Emerson as “a philosopher, a scholar, a man of the world... an ardent lover of truth.” Of equal appeal is the story of Achille Murat's wife -- Catherine Daigerfield Willis of Virginia, who outlived him by many years and was accorded the the rank of a princess at the court of Napoleon III. Mr. Hanna has brought a thorough knowledge of Florida History and the Bonaparte character to this account of a man who achieved democracy. Fresh, hitherto unknown material about the Bonapartes, most of it relating to the members of the family in the United States, has been incorporated into this book. 
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2 Hanna, A. J. The Union Catalog of Floridiana.
Reprinted from Special Libraries, (New York), XXXII, 160-162, 179 (May-June, 1941). 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled printed self wrappers), 3 pp. Near-Fine. Its steady growth and the increasing demand for its use since its establishment four years ago at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, as a cooperative project, furnish convincing evidence that the Union Catalog of Floridiana is rendering a definitive and deeply needed service in an extensive and virtually unexplored field. The purpose of the Catalog is two-fold: (1) to answer the question, What is there on Florida, by listing materials relating to that subject and thus provide a comprehensive index; and (2) to answer the question Where can it be located?, by indicating on cards where information can be found... 
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