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The French War Against America: How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers
By Harlow Giles Unger. ISBN 0-471-65113-3. Copyright 2005. Hardcover with 290 pages including 5 maps, 24 illustrations, notes, index, and selected bibliography.
Mount Vernon’s 2008 Gay Hart Gaines Distinguished Visiting Fellow of American History, award winning author and historian Harlow Unger shatters the myth of France as our oldest ally and reveals her as our oldest enemy. Citing hundreds of secret and not so secret personal and official documents and letters from French, American and British sources, Unger lays bare a chapter of American history ignored by many historians: the long and treacherous French plot to recapture North America.