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The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase( )
Author: Fleming, Thomas
Series title:Turning Points in History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-471-26738-6
Publication Date:Jun 2003
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Imprint:Wiley
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

At a stroke, the Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the U.S. , giving us access to tremendous amounts of natural resources and removing the threat of the French from North America. It also caused huge political rifts in the country, and had significant international and military consequences.

Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 19Th Century
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 8.08 x 0.81 Inches
Book Weight:0.678 Pounds
Author Biography
Fleming, Thomas (Author)
Thomas James Fleming was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on July 5, 1927. During World War II, he served on the cruiser Topeka. He graduated from Fordham University in 1950. He worked as a reporter for The Herald-Statesman in Yonkers and as the executive editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. In 1958, he was asked to write an article for Cosmopolitan about the Battle of Bunker Hill. This assignment led to his writing his first non-fiction book Now We Are Enemies.

He wrote almost 50 fiction and non-fiction books during his lifetime. His novels include All Good Men, The Officers' Wives, and Dreams of Glory. His non-fiction book included Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America; The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers; The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation; and The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution. In 2005, he wrote a memoir entitled Mysteries of My Father. He died on July 23, 2017 at the age of 90.

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