Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10)

A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase


The tenth installment in the bestselling Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series


ISBN: 9781419746918 Category:

Nathan Hale


The Louisiana Purchase (1803) is today seen as one of history’s greatest bargains. But why did Napoleon Bonaparte sell this seemingly prosperous territory? At the time, France controlled Haiti, and there, slaves were used to harvest sugar. But in 1791, Toussaint Louverture led the largest slave uprising in human history, the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). Napoleon had originally wanted to use Louisiana for trade, but with Haiti out of his control, Napoleon’s dream of making a French Empire in North America seemed doomed. So when Thomas Jefferson and James Madison tried to buy New Orleans, Napoleon sold them the whole Louisiana Territory. Filled with wild and true facts and Hale’s signature humor, the latest installment in the bestselling series takes readers on another actionpacked adventure through history.

Additional information

Weight 362 g
Dimensions 14.6 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 15 April 2021
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.6 x 19.7 cm
Weight 362 g


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Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah, and you can find him online at