It is a commonly held platitude that victors write history. However well-intentioned the victorious triumphant, history books still hold some level of propaganda. Motivations of the other side,¬†whether they be the ruling class oppressors or the naive revolutionists, morph to fit the current era’s cultural and political understanding of the historic period. Events that were earth-shattering in one corner of the globe barely register in another. From the French perspective, the American revolution was simply a costly and final...