The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

to honor the life + advance the legacy of Emperor Norton

PROJECTS :: Reprints of Classic Biographies of Emperor Norton

Contact: Campaign president John Lumea

The two classic book-length biographies of Emperor Norton are William Drury's Norton I: Emperor of the United States (Dodd, Mead, 1986) and Allen Stanley Lane's Emperor Norton: The Mad Monarch of America (The Caxton Printers, 1939).

Unfortunately, both of these titles are long out of print. And the few clean copies that do become available are cloth first editions that now are priced anywhere from $50 to $350, putting them out of reach of all but the most dedicated aficionados and collectors.

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign seeks to publish these and possibly other early out-of-print volumes on Emperor Norton as high-quality, affordable paper reprints.

To learn more, and to participate in this project, please contact Campaign president John Lumea.

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