"Miller's sprightly, authoritative account of Morris's experience in revolutionary France is the most recent effort to rehabilitate the reputation of a neglected Founding Father. It successfully refutes the unfair charges of Jefferson and Hamilton that his mission was a failure."
"Envoy to the Terror is not only a perceptive study of the diplomatic career of one of the least known Founders, it makes critical contributions to our understanding of American diplomacy during the Federalist Era."
"Melanie Randolph Miller's spirited account of Gouverneur Morris's career in Paris from 1789 to 1794 is a welcome addition to the literature. Fully exploiting Morris's private and offical correspondence as well as his extraordinarily revealing diary, Miller offers a rounded and appealing portrait of a relatively neglected founder during the least well understood years of his career."