A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of America

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Schiff tells how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French--convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. When Franklin stepped onto French soil...

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Main Author: Schiff, Stacy.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
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