Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris and the French Revolution

Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris and the French Revolution

by Melanie R. Miller
     
 

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An American Founding Father’s important contributions to the French Revolution

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An American Founding Father’s important contributions to the French Revolution

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"In the hands of Melanie Miller, Gouverneur Morris's dramatic story as a diplomat in Paris during the French Revolution has finally been told by someone with the discipline of a historian but a novelist's eye. It's a 'page turner' in the best sense."

"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574887860
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
12/31/2004
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Melanie Randolph Miller holds a Ph.D. in American history from George Washington University, a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from MIT. She spent many years as an attorney, most recently in international law and policy at the Federal Aviation Administration. She has also taught at Ithaca College and lives in Ithaca, New York.

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