The French War Against America
How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers
By (author) Harlow Giles Unger
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French War Against America by Harlow Giles Unger
Book DescriptionA myth-shattering account of how our oldest ally became our oldest enemy Contrary to popular belief, the French army came to fight in America's Revolutionary War not to save liberty but to restore French control over North America. Failing in that effort, the French then sent agents to overthrow President Washington by provoking street riots while French warships occupied the harbors of major cities. Later, the French sank more than 500 American ships until President Adams ordered construction of an American navy to destroy the French fleet. This action-packed history shows how Washington, Adams, and other American leaders escaped the guillotine and saved the infant republic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471651130
(246mm x 164mm x 27mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Harlow Giles Unger
HARLOW GILES UNGER is author of the award-winning Lafayette, John Hancock, and Noah Webster, all from Wiley. A veteran journalist, he was an editor at the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service and a foreign correspondent for the Times and the Sunday Times (London). After many years in Paris, he now lives in the United States.
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