Skip to content

Peekskill Native Allison Pataki Publishes New Book About Habsburg Family

As Published By The Peekskill Daily Voice by Sam Barron:

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — First, she explored Benedict Arnold’s wife. Now former Peekskill resident Allison Pataki has turned her attention to Eastern Europe.

allison-habsburgsPataki, daughter of former Gov. George Pataki, who lives in Garrison, just published her latest book, “The Accidental Empress.” The book is a follow-up to her debut historical fiction novel, “The Traitor’s Wife,” which came out last year and was about Benedict Arnold’s wife, Peggy Shippen.

“The Accidental Empress” is set in 1853 and is about Sisi, an Austro-Hungarian empress and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph who was plucked from obscurity at the age of 16 and was thrust onto the throne in the golden era of the Habsburg Family.

“She was the last great empress,” said Pataki. “She was charismatic like Marie Antoinette meets Anne Boleyn meets Catherine the Great.”

Pataki drew inspiration from…    To read the full article, click here.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Additional News

Allison Wsj 1400x1400 V2
Allison In The Media

Historical Fiction Through the Ages

Subscribers to the WSJ’s weekly Books newsletter recently shared their favorite spy novels and mystery series. The genre we were most often asked to tackle

People Magazine Logo
News

Allison Featured in People

In her new book, author Allison Pataki tells the story of Desiree Clary, the 19th-century Queen who established the dynasty that still rules Sweden today.