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Jefferson's great gamble : the remarkable story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the men behind the Louisiana Purchase

Author: Charles A Cerami
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cerami illuminates the largest recorded real estate deal in history, when the US doubled its size on one April day in 1803. He focuses on the nine principal American and French players in the 30 months of negotiations leading to the sale.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Cerami, Charles A.
Jefferson's great gamble.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, ©2003
(OCoLC)697261396
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Thomas Jefferson; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Thomas Jefferson; Kaiser I ) Napoleon (Frankreich; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Cerami
ISBN: 1570719454 9781570719455 1402202407 9781402202407
OCLC Number: 50960773
Description: 309 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Toward the great river --
Friendly France threatens America --
Fateful island --
One spot on the globe --
MIstrusted envoy --
Napoleon's odd couple --
Confusing Bonaparte --
Du Pont way --
Extraordinary minister --
Waiting for Monroe --
Agonizing moments --
Tremulous Pause --
Monroe's historic decision --
Moment in history --
Senate's pretended reluctance --
Antagonists move on --
Territory on the move --
Long sequel.
Responsibility: Charles A. Cerami.
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Cerami illuminates the largest recorded real estate deal in history, when the US doubled its size on one April day in 1803. He focuses on the nine principal American and French players in the 30 months of negotiations leading to the sale.

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