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Unlikely Allies : How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
by Joel Richard Paul


Overview - Look out for Joel Paul's new book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Silas Deane, a Connecticut merchant and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Look out for Joel Paul's new book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

Silas Deane, a Connecticut merchant and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a playwright who had access to the arms and ammunition that Deane 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. This is the true story of how three remarkable people lied, cheated, stole, and cross-dressed across Europe to gain France's aid as the War of American Independence hung in the balance.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781594484872
  • ISBN-10: 1594484872
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 405
  • Dimensions: 8.14 x 5.46 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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Books > History > United States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
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