The French War Against America by Harlow Giles Unger
How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers

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"A very readable and provocative tale of early Franco-American relations that will please some and infuriate others."
—John Buchanan, author of The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution

"Harlow Unger has written an amazing tour de force revealing France's two-faced role in the American Revolution and the early Republic. The book also has enormous relevance for contemporary politics. Don't miss it."
—Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty!: The American Revolution

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"Harlow Unger has cornered the market on muses to emerge as America's most readable historian. His new biography of the Marquis de Lafayette combines a thoroughgoing account of the age of revolution, a probing psychological study of a complex man, and a literary style that goes down like cream."
—Florence King, Contributing Editor, National Review


About Harlow Giles Unger

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HARLOW GILES UNGER is author of the award-winning Lafayette, John Hancock, and Noah Webster, all from Wiley. A veteran journalist, he was an editor at the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service and a foreign correspondent for the Times and the Sunday Times (London). After many years in Paris, he now lives in the United States.
Published March 29, 2005 by Wiley. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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He exaggerates French threats (which often were no more than wishful thinking), implies the worst about French behavior and casts the French people in an unflattering light: ""certifiably insane,"" the ""French hordes"" commit ""vile treachery."" In the present climate, there is likely an audienc...

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He begins "The French War Against America" with an examination of French attitudes towards America after the Seven Years War in 1763.

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