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Dr. Franklin Goes to France: How America Was Born in Monarchist Europe
When they declared their independence in 1776, the

Our Price: $35.00
By Stacy Schiff (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 477
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 747569231

Product Code: 1422367258

When they declared their independence in 1776, the American colonies were without money, munitions or gunpowder. Amid great secrecy Benjamin Franklin was dispatched to France to solicit aid & arms for the struggle to come. Franklin was 70 years old, without any diplomatic training, & knew only rudimentary French. But, he proved a brilliant, charismatic negotiator. The ingenious Franklin -- who had previously distinguished himself as printer, postmaster, scientist & colonial agent in London -- matched wits daily with intrepid spies, eager opportunists & hostile colleagues. He persuaded an absolute monarchy to support a nascent republic. “Brings Franklin’s Parisian adventure vividly to life in this tale of international intrigue.” Illustrations.

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