Don't forget to bookmark this web site !!
Used & Out of Print Books | Contact us | Home

Browse and Compare Price at 40+ Sites and 20,000+ Stores!!

|  FAQ/About us |  Recommend us |  Browse |  Memo |  Book Reviews |  Random Quotes |  Help |


Find more info., search and price compare for
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
by Stacy Schiff
Binding: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Weight: 1 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.2 x W: 0.49 inches
ISBN 10: 0805080090
ISBN 13: 9780805080094
Click here to search for this book and compare price at 40+ bookstores with!

If you cannot find this book in our new and in print search, be sure to try our used and out of print search too!


Book Description:
When Benjamin Franklin embarked for France in 1776, he well understood that he was taking on the greatest gamble of his career. The colonies were without money, munitions, gunpowder, or common cause; dispatched amid great secrecy, across a winter sea thick with enemy cruisers, Franklin was seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French. His eight year posting there serves not only as Franklin s most vital service to his country it was in large part on account of his fame, charisma, and ingenuity that France underwrote the American Revolution, and it was Franklin who helped negotiate the peace of 1783 but as the most revealing of the man. The French mission would prove the most inventive act in a life of astonishing inventions.In A Great Improvisation, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff draws from new and little known sources to illuminate the least explored part of Franklin s life. From these pages emerge a particularly human and yet fiercely determined Founding Father, as well as a profound sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country s bid for independence.

|  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Memo |

Shipping Destination:
(US only)
Display in:
Search by:

Searching for Out of Print Books? [Click Here]

[ For web hosting, AddALL recommend Liquidweb]