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Edward Bancroft : scientist, author, spy

Author: Thomas J Schaeper
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the life of the American scientist and man of letters who led a secret life in Great Britain as British agent working against both the American colonies and the French during the Revolutionary War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Named Person: Edward Bancroft; Edward Bancroft; Edward Bancroft; Edward Bancroft
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Schaeper
ISBN: 9780300118421 0300118422
OCLC Number: 178289618
Description: xvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Early life --
On the rise in London --
Initiation in covert activity --
First steps --
Our man in Paris --
The Franco-American alliance --
Gauging Bancroft's role --
In for the long haul, 1778-1783 --
Arthur Lee : spy catcher? Benjamin Franklin : traitor? Edward Bancroft : murderer? --
In America, 1783-1784 --
Return to normalcy.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Schaeper.
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A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. This biography of Bancroft reveals the extent of the agent's deception during the  Read more...

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"[E]ngaging . . . By providing a wealth of detail about the life and times of this much-execrated man, Schaeper balances and softens what has conventionally been seen as Bancroft's harsh Read more...

 
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