Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage during the brief reign of Maximilian, at the time the author was a young girl living with her family in Mexico City. Fascinating, terrific and dramatic. It's a super fast read. Several great unpublished colored photos with incredible details are added, for this superb and unmissable book!