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

Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: ?, 2006.
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Reveals how Benjamin Franklin outmaneuvered hostile colleagues, British spies, French informers, and other challenges to convince France to underwrite America's experiment in democracy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Schiff
ISBN: 9780805080094 0805080090
OCLC Number: 810181114

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career, an eight-year mission that stands not only as Franklin's most vital service to his  Read more...

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