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Dr Franklin Goes to France - How America Was Born in Monarchist Europe (Hardcover) Loot Price: R485
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Dr Franklin Goes to France - How America Was Born in Monarchist Europe (Hardcover): Stacy Schiff

Dr Franklin Goes to France - How America Was Born in Monarchist Europe (Hardcover)

Stacy Schiff

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Six months after America declared her independence, Congress dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France to solicit aid and arms. He was seventy years old, possessed of the most rudimentary French and without any diplomatic training. But in previous incarnations, this most remarkable of envoys had been a printer, a postmaster, a Founding Father and most famously, the man who had tamed lightning. In short, at the time of his arrival in Paris, he was the most famous man in the world. In his eight Parisian years he worked harder than he ever had in his life, charmed the haughty French with his humility, outwitted the British secret service, and stirred a passion for a republic in an absolute monarchy. It was largely through his charisma and negotiating skill that France bankrolled the American Revolution. Stacy Schiff tells a tale of international intrigue entirely from primary sources, working from a host of diplomatic archives, family papers, spy reports, and records of the French foreign service. From her pages emerge the full picture of a brilliant man, as well as a sense of the fragility and improvisation of his country's bid for independence.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2005
Authors: Stacy Schiff
Dimensions: 234 x 153mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 512
ISBN-13: 978-0-7475-6923-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-7475-6923-1
Barcode: 9780747569237

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