Hortense, Makers of History Series (Illustrated) by John Abbott
• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content. • Hortense was a stepdaughter of Napoleon I. She was also a wife of Louis Bonaparte, king of Holland, and a mother of Emperor Napoleon III.
Evan Hunter, the real name of John Abbott, is also the author who as Ed McBain virtually invented the American police procedural with his gritty 87th Precinct series featuring an entire detective squad as its hero, died in 2005 at his home in Weston, Conn. He was 78.