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What's The Deal?: Jefferson, Napoleon, And The Louisiana Purchase

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This entertaining saga brings to life the intense negotiations between Napoleon and Jefferson over this legendary land deal. Art from the period, maps, a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, and index give young readers all the resources they need to understand the period in which the Purchase took place.
Published (first published 1998)
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Feb 07, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
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If you are interested in American history as it relates to New Orleans and the Louisiana Purchase, this is the book for you! I highly recommend it to older children and adults. It is an excellent overview of how the US came to own Louisiann with just the right about of detail. The maps, historical paintings and cartoons, which illustrate the text, are excellent as well. This book is an example of Rhoda Blumberg at her finest!
Aug 08, 2014 Gemma rated it it was amazing
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Wonderful! Picking up a book on the Lousiana purchase didn't strike the kids as the most interesting subject, but what this book has done a wonderful job with is showing the complexity of history, tying together so many different events in history that we've already studied, and has been fuel for a lot of great conversation! I'll be using more of Rhonda Blumberg's books in the future.
May 25, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
This book gave me a greater understanding of how we our country ended up with the "Louisiana Purchase". That one decision by Napoleon made a huge impact on history.
Mar 28, 2016 Katharine rated it it was amazing
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This book is a very interesting and enlightening account of how Jefferson beat the great Napoleon. I am so glad I have this resource for my homeschool.
Jan 10, 2009 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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Very interesting so far. Discusses the beginnings of partisan politics, Citizen Genet, the XYZ affair, and other fun historic moments in the early 1800's.
Interesting study of many different factors in the negotiation
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Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, a Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories also include The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Great American Gold Rush, and The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, all ALA Notable Books. She is the w ...more
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