The Perils of Peace
Thomas Fleming talked about his book The Perils of Peace: America’s Struggle for Survival After Yorktown, published by Collins. In his book Mr. Fleming recounts America’s earliest days following George Washington’s victory at Yorktown. At the time 13,000 British troops still occupied New York City and the national treausury was void of money. The war was not yet concluded nor was victory certain. Mr. Fleming talked about the struggle to hold the army together until the peace treaty was reached. Topics included General Washington’s farewell address to his troops that was delivered at Fraunces Tavern, where this talk was given. Mr. Fleming also responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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