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Author Cerami, Charles A.

Title Jefferson's great gamble : the remarkable story of Jefferson, Napoleon and the men behind the Louisiana Purchase / Charles A. Cerami.

Imprint Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  973.46 Cer    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  973.46 CER 2003    ---  Available
Description 309 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-302) and index.
Contents Toward the great river -- Friendly France threatens America -- The fateful island -- One spot on the globe -- The mistrusted envoy -- Napoleon's odd couple -- Confusing Bonaparte -- The Du Pont way -- An extraordinary minister -- Waiting for Monroe -- Agonizing moments -- The tremulous Pause -- Monroe's historic decision -- The moment in history -- The Senate's pretended reluctance -- The antagonists move on -- A Territory on the move -- The long sequel.
Subject Louisiana Purchase.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Relations with Americans.
ISBN 1570719454 (alk. paper)

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