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Peter von Buol

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Peter von Buol is an adjunct professor of journalism at Chicago’s Columbia College. He has had a lifelong interest in Russian history and lives in Chicago with his wife and three daughters. His articles have appeared in publications such as BBC Focus on Africa, BBC Wildlife magazine, the Chicago Tribune newspaper, Hawaii magazine, Maui No Ka 'Oi magazine, Pacific Islands Monthly and Prologue, the magazine of the U.S. National Archives. Karl Ferdinand von Buol-Schauenstein, who served as the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s Ambassador to Russia in the late 1840s and later as his nation’s Foreign Minister, is a distant relative.


The Kauai Gambit

Russian Life: May/June 2013
In the early 1800s, while Napoleon raged in Europe, a German doctor and a local chieftan hatched an audacious plan: claim the Hawaiian islands for Russia.
Author: Peter von Buol
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