What would you do for love, power and success? Would you accept a job and travel to a distant land? What would you be willing to give up to secure your place in history? These are just some of the questions author C.M. Mayo considers in the novel, “The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire,” which was named one of the best books of 2009 by Library Journal. Based on the true story of half-American toddler Agustín de Iturbide y Green (a great grandson of Maryland’s Governor Plater and grandson of revolutionary war hero General Uriah Forrest), the novel recounts the political tumult and heartbreak surrounding the arrangement in which the child was made Heir Presumptive to the throne of Mexico by the recently installed Emperor Maximilian von Hapsburg, the former Archduke of Austria.