Book: What's the Deal?

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What's the Deal?: Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase

Author: Rhoda Blumberg
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

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.

Discusses the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and the political maneuverings of Napoleon and Jefferson that made it possible.

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