The Wind from America, 1778-1781

The Wind from America In The Wind from America the roots of rebellion take hold Claude Manceron s brilliant spotlight flashes back and forth across the Atlantic from American battlegrounds to French ballrooms

  • Title: The Wind from America, 1778-1781
  • Author: Claude Manceron
  • ISBN: 9780671680190
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Wind from America, 1778 1781, the roots of rebellion take hold Claude Manceron s brilliant spotlight flashes back and forth across the Atlantic, from American battlegrounds to French ballrooms, to executions, coronations, and christenings around the world Smoldering discontent is fanned as LaFayette takes his forces to fight for a new America At Versailles, MarieIn The Wind from America, 1778 1781, the roots of rebellion take hold Claude Manceron s brilliant spotlight flashes back and forth across the Atlantic, from American battlegrounds to French ballrooms, to executions, coronations, and christenings around the world Smoldering discontent is fanned as LaFayette takes his forces to fight for a new America At Versailles, Marie Antoinette s firstborn is a girl, disappointing Louis XVI and delighting his power hungry brother Mozart writes home complaining bitterly that Paris no longer responds to his genius, and Miarabeau s letters from prison feature political and erotic remarks in code Benjamin Franklin attends Marat s experiments on the nature of fire, and charms a widow whose salon is frequented by all the intellects of Europe.Monumental, yet vivid as a novel, Claude Manceron s masterfully researched The Wind from America chronicles the era in bold pattern and intimate detail Contemporary figures famous, infamous, and obscure cross paths in interwoven vignettes that illuminate political, social, cultural, and personal concerns Authentic papers, public and private, merge from far and wide A complete experience in itself, The Wind from America adds a brilliant dimension to our understanding of the age Book jacket

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