The Unbelievable True Story of History’s Strangest Character, Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

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Forged on the Frontier (1818-1839) Publisher's Summary

The definitive history of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, told with with a wry dramatisation. Many think the patron saint of Discordianism a myth, or his life absurdly exaggerated, but they are wrong. Reality is far stranger than fiction could ever be, and Joshua Norton is the absolute proof, a real-life Don Quixote formed in tragedy and triumph, scarred into a delusion of a better world by the violence of this one. 

This volume covers Joshua's upbringing as an 1820 settler in the Cape Colony, which would eventually become South Africa. In his early life, Joshua Norton would be:

  • A settler
  • One of 10 children
  • Move from a city to a ship to a farm to a village
  • Watch savage wars tear across the land
  • Be part of the earliest history of Judaism in the colony
  • Have family go on the most legendary adventure in the history of the Cape Colony, the Great Trekand, and far more

Listen for a humorous take on one of the craziest periods of modern history, from the point of view of a failure and pawn. Contains the most accurate and complete information on Joshua's early life in any book to date.

©2021 Chirag Patel (P)2021 Chirag Patel
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