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The Resource Brothers at arms : American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it, Larrie D. Ferreiro

Brothers at arms : American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it, Larrie D. Ferreiro

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Brothers at arms : American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it
Title
Brothers at arms
Title remainder
American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it
Statement of responsibility
Larrie D. Ferreiro
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking, revisionist history, Larrie Ferreiro shows that at the time the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord the colonists had little chance, if any, of militarily defeating the British. The nascent American nation had no navy, little in the way of artillery, and a militia bereft even of gunpowder. In his detailed accounts Ferreiro shows that without the extensive military and financial support of the French and Spanish, the American cause would never have succeeded. France and Spain provided close to the equivalent of $30 billion and 90 percent of all guns used by the Americans, and they sent soldiers and sailors by the thousands to fight and die alongside the Americans, as well as around the world. Ferreiro adds to the historical records the names of French and Spanish diplomats, merchants, soldiers, and sailors whose contribution is at last given recognition. Instead of viewing the American Revolution in isolation, Brothers at Arms reveals the birth of the American nation as the centerpiece of an international coalition fighting against a common enemy"--
Summary
"The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military and financial assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against Great Britain"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10541697
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferreiro, Larrie D
Dewey number
327.73009/033
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E249
LC item number
.F47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it
Label
Brothers at arms : American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it, Larrie D. Ferreiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not just the Declaration of Independence but also a declaration that we depend on France (and Spain, too) -- The road to war -- The merchants -- The ministers -- The soldiers -- The sailors -- The pieces converge -- The endgame -- The road to peace -- The legacy
Control code
1667111
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 429 pages
Isbn
9781101875247
Lccn
2016007136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101875247
  • (OCoLC)940933268
Label
Brothers at arms : American independence and the men of France and Spain who saved it, Larrie D. Ferreiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-412) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not just the Declaration of Independence but also a declaration that we depend on France (and Spain, too) -- The road to war -- The merchants -- The ministers -- The soldiers -- The sailors -- The pieces converge -- The endgame -- The road to peace -- The legacy
Control code
1667111
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 429 pages
Isbn
9781101875247
Lccn
2016007136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101875247
  • (OCoLC)940933268

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