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Improbable patriot : the secret history of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French playwright who saved the American Revolution

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2011.
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The outrageous true story of the French plot to supply arms and ammunition to Washington's Continental Army, and the bold French spy, inventor, playwright, and rogue behind it all.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
Improbable patriot.
Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2011
(DLC) 2011014242
Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9781611682168 1611682169 1283875195 9781283875196
OCLC Number: 763156445
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages)
Contents: We must help the Americans --
Gold by god! : the fuel of life! --
Last night poor, wealthy today! --
So you mistreat some poor devil --
till he trembles in disgrace! --
I'm the busiest, cleverest fellow I know --
Plotting and pocketing --
I wish to serve your country as if it were my own --
Figaro here, figaro there --
Bright people are so stupid --
What did you do to earn so many rewards? --
Tout finit par des chansons = Everything ends in song --
All of which proves that a son of a clod can be worth his weight in gold.
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.

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Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was an eighteenth-century French inventor, famed playwright, and upstart near-aristocrat in the court of King Louis XVI. In 1776, he conceived an audacious plan  Read more...

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"The author of this book brings the secret life of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais into vivid relief with this well-written, engaging, and fast-paced tour de force." --The Historian

 
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