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Louisiana Purchase

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ISBN-10: 1630269999

ISBN-13: 9781630269999

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Fleming

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From The Louisiana PurchaseLike many other major events in world history, the Louisiana Purchase is a fascinating mix of destiny and individual energy and creativity. . . . Thomas Jefferson would have been less than human had he not claimed a major share of the credit. In a private letter . . . the president, reviving a favorite metaphor, said he ""very early saw"" Louisiana was a ""speck"" that could turn into a ""tornado."" He added that the public never knew how near ""this catastrophe was."" But he decided to calm the hotheads of the west and ""endure"" Napoleon's aggression, betting that a war with England would force Bonaparte to sell. This policy ""saved us from the storm."" Omitted…    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English