The Frog Surrenders (Paperback)

An Amusing & Diverting Account of the Epic Disasters of the French Military

By William Palafox, Mark Martel (Illustrator)

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781493602100, 236pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2014

List Price: 10.99*
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Admit it. You know the French are bad at war, but you're just not quite sure how bad. Did you know that French support in the American Revolution wasn't all that it was cracked up to be? Did you know that during World War II more French ships were sunk by the Allies than the Axis? Did you know that Napoleon wasn't actually French? Did you know the French were reduced to eating elephants at the zoo during the Franco-Prussian War? Did you know that a French puppet emperor actually ruled Mexico for a time? Did you know that the greatest French naval victory of all time ended up with their agents in a New Zealand jail? If you're looking for a fast, fun read that bashes the Frogs with lots and lots of political incorrectness, then have we got the book for you. The Frog Surrenders is a breezy look at the not-so-glorious history of the French military. Filled with snarky cartoons and cutting quotes from some of history's great thinkers, The Frog Surrenders is a perfect romp for the reader who wants a good laugh while learning something new. Plus it's priced to move faster than a Frenchman fleeing the battlefield.

About the Author

William Palafox hails from Possum Creek, Kentucky where until recently he spent his time manning a toll booth in the hours where he was sober enough to stand up and count out the change. But that all changed one day when he got the bright idea to write a book about the French military. Now his home is all paid off, and he's thinking about moving it to a better trailer park because he doesn't want his children growing up around riff-raff.