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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

Author: Paul, Joel Richard

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Format:Softcover
List Price:$16.00
Our Price:$3.99 (75% OFF) USD
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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution : Silas Deane was a successful Connecticut merchant and a member of the Continental Congress who in 1776 was sent to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a successful inventor and playwright who had access to the arms and ammunition that Deane and the Continental Army desperately needed. And the Chevalier d'Eon was a diplomat and sometime spy for the French king who ignited a crisis that persuaded the French to arm the Americans. These three were at the heart of a monumental power struggle between Britain and France, with the outcome of the War of American Independence hanging in the balance. An edge-of-your-seat story, full of fascinating characters, lavish with period detail and sense of place, Unlikely Allies is history in all its juicy glory.


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History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781594484872
ISBN 10:1594484872
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:405
Size:9.21" l x 6.14" w x 1.25" h
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