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The perils of peace : America's struggle for survival after Yorktown

Author: Thomas J Fleming
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Smithsonian books paperback edView all editions and formats
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Examines the political and economic state of the new United States at the end of the Revolutionary War and how Washington was able to hold his depleated and weary army together until peace and independence arrived.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Fleming
ISBN: 9780061139116 0061139114
OCLC Number: 191930849
Description: xiii, 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A potentially ruinous victory --
Diplomats in distress --
An empire on the brink --
The art of making something out of nothing --
Uncrowning a king --
Men talk peace but there is no peace --
Loose cannons front and center --
A peace that surpasses understanding --
Will it be peace--or civil war? --
A runaway Congress vs. a berserk Parliament --
George Washington's tears.
Responsibility: Thomas Fleming.

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Examines the political and economic state of the new United States at the end of the Revolutionary War and how Washington was able to hold his depleated and weary army together until peace and independence arrived.

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