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Author Name    Bonsal, Stephen.

Title   WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Poor

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945

Seller ID   29599

263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve.

Benedict  Arnold,  American  War  Of  Independence,  American  Revolution,  Charles  Armand,  Count  Louis  De  Barras,  Claude  Blanchard,  Bourbonnais,  Francois-jean  Chastellux,  Claude-Gabriel  Choisy,  Sir  Henry  Clinton,  Ludwig  Baron  Von  Closen,  Charles  Cornwallis,  William  Count  De  Deux-Ponts,  Cromot  Du  Bourg,  Mathieu  Dumas,  Charles-Hector  Estaing,  Count  Axel  Fersen,  Benjamin  Franklin,  Francois-Joseph-paul  Grasse,  Thomas  Graves,  Alexander  Hamilton,  Sir  Samuel  Hood,  Thomas  Jefferson,  Henry  Knox,  Marie-Joseph-pau  Lafayette,  John  Laurens,  Benjamin  Lincoln,  Anne-Cesar  Luzerne,  Montesquieu,  Robert  Morris,  Napoleon  I,  Newport,  Louis-Marie  Noailles,  Philadelphia,  Gerard  De  Rayneval,  Robespierre,  Claude  Robin,  Rochambeau,  Admiral  Rodney,  Royal  Deux-Ponts,  Saintonge,  Saint-Simon,  Louis-Philippe  Segur,  Soissonais,  French  Regiments,  John  Sullivan,  Banastre  Tarleton,  Jacques-Aime-joseph  Vauban,  Vergennes,  Viomesnil,  Virginia,  George  Washington,  Anthony  Wayne,  Williamsburg,  Yorktown,  Hudson  River,  New  York. 

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