Books: Entangling Alliance

THE PEACEMAKERS by Richard B Morris. 572 pages. Harper & Row. $10

"O God! It is all over!" cried Lord North, the British Prime Minister, when he heard of the U.S. victory at Yorktown. He was wrong. It was all over; but the peacemaking—which went on for almost two years before it concluded in the fateful Peace of Paris tha established the U.S. as an independent nation. To retrace the incredibly intricate course of this negotiation, Columbia's Professor Richard B. Morris spent five years puttering in French, British and U.S. archives. He came up...

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