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The Resource How the French saved America : soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution, Tom Shachtman

How the French saved America : soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution, Tom Shachtman

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How the French saved America : soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution
Title
How the French saved America
Title remainder
soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Tom Shachtman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph. Even before the Declaration of Independence was issued, King Louis XVI and French foreign minister Vergennes were aiding the rebels. After the Declaration, that assistance broadened to include wages for our troops; guns, cannon, and ammunition; engineering expertise that enabled victories and prevented defeats; diplomatic recognition; safe havens for privateers; battlefield leadership by veteran officers; and the army and fleet that made possible the Franco-American victory at Yorktown. Nearly ten percent of those who fought and died for the American cause were French. Those who fought and survived, in addition to the well-known Lafayette and Rochambeau, include Franȯis de Fleury, who won a Congressional Medal for valor, Louis Duportail, who founded the Army Corps of Engineers, and Admiral de Grasse, whose sea victory sealed the fate of Yorktown. This illuminating narrative history vividly captures the outsize characters of our European brothers, their battlefield and diplomatic bonds and clashes with Americans, and the monumental role they played in America?s fight for independence and democracy
Summary
A tribute to France's role in the establishment and survival of America chronicles France's essential support during the American Revolution and the high casualties of French fighters for the American cause, citing the pivotal contributions of Congressional Medal recipient Francois de Fleury and Army Corps of Engineers founder Louis Duportail, among others
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10578846
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DLC
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1942-
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Shachtman, Tom
Dewey number
973.3/47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • France
  • France
  • Diplomatic relations
  • France
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Target audience
adult
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soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a revolution
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How the French saved America : soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution, Tom Shachtman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-346) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : December 18-28, 1775 -- Part One. A mutual courtship, 1755-1776 -- Part Two. Approaches and retreats, 1776-1777 -- Part Three. Making the connection, 1777-1778 -- Part Four. Together : first steps, 1778-1779 -- Part Five. Together : struggling through, 1780-1781 -- Part Six. A triumph and a fare-thee-well, 1781-1783 -- Epilogue : 1783-1844
Control code
ocn967093126
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080875
Lccn
2017023624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)967093126
Label
How the French saved America : soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI, and the success of a Revolution, Tom Shachtman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-346) 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
Prologue : December 18-28, 1775 -- Part One. A mutual courtship, 1755-1776 -- Part Two. Approaches and retreats, 1776-1777 -- Part Three. Making the connection, 1777-1778 -- Part Four. Together : first steps, 1778-1779 -- Part Five. Together : struggling through, 1780-1781 -- Part Six. A triumph and a fare-thee-well, 1781-1783 -- Epilogue : 1783-1844
Control code
ocn967093126
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080875
Lccn
2017023624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)967093126

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