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Blades of Freedom

Blades of Freedom

Graphic Novel - 2020
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Presents, in graphic novel format, the story of the Haitian Revolution and its role in Napoleon's decision to sell Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe the whole Louisiana Territory, when they sought to buy only New Orleans.
Publisher: New York :, Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams,, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781419746918
Branch Call Number: GN J HALE
Characteristics: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm


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Learn the story of the Haitian Revolution, and it's incredible effect on history, including how it led to the Louisiana purchase from Napoleon.

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Feb 15, 2021

Five Louisiana Purchase Wheel of History stars for this latest Hazardous Tale. Once again, a quite complicated topic has been distilled down into an articulate summary with room for some humor to boot. I must confess I had not connected all those dots between the liberation of Haiti, Napoleon, LaSalle, and Jefferson. The history of the mosquito (Aedes Aegypti) revealed in this volume was not fully known to me either. And how about that little sister of Napoleon? She was pretty wacky. You can't make this stuff up! One of my favorite chapters in this episode was when the hangman got to imagine Sonthonax and Polverel as cats. This series is highly recommended and this tenth in the series is one of my favorites.

OPL_KrisC Dec 11, 2020

An action-packed and fascinating graphic novel about the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase. A nice addition to the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series.


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