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The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle for Survival After Yorktown

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On October 19, 1781, Great Britain's best army surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown. But the future of the 13 former colonies was far from clear. A 13,000-man British army still occupied New York City, and another 13,000 regulars and armed loyalists were scattered from Canada to Savannah, Georgia. Meanwhile, Congress had declined to a mere 24 members, and the national treasury was empty. The American army had not been paid for years and was on the brink of mutiny.

In Europe, America's only ally, France, teetered on the verge of bankruptcy and was soon reeling from a disastrous naval defeat in the Caribbean. A stubborn George III dismissed Yorktown as a minor defeat and refused to yield an acre of “my dominions” in America. In Paris, Ambassador Benjamin Franklin confronted violent hostility to France among his fellow members of the American peace delegation.

Thomas Fleming moves elegantly between the key players in this riveting drama and shows that the outcome we take for granted was far from certain. With fresh research and masterful storytelling, Fleming breathes new life into this tumultuous but little known period in America's history.

About the Author

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently, The Perils of Peace. He has been the president of the Society of American Historians and of PEN American Center. Mr. Fleming is a frequent guest on C-SPAN, PBS, A&E, and the History Channel. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061139116
Subtitle:
America's Struggle for Survival After Yorktown
Author:
Fleming, Thomas
Author:
by Thomas Fleming
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.18x5.12x.99 in. .64 lbs.

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