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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. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.46 CER    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.46 CER    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 -- 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Relations with Americans.
Louisiana Purchase.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
ISBN 1570719454 (alk. paper)
9781570719455 (alk. paper)
1402202407 (pbk.)
9781402202407 (pbk.)

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