Improbable Patriot

The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution
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Product Number: DD37481
Released: Feb 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9781977300423
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 to send aid to the American rebels. What's more, he convinced the king to bankroll the project, and singlehandedly carried it out. By war's end, he had supplied Washington's army with most of its weapons and powder, though he was never paid or acknowledged by the United States. To some, he was a dashing hero-a towering intellect who saved the American Revolution. To others, he was pure rogue-a double-dealing adventurer who stopped at nothing to advance his fame and fortune. In fact, he was both, and more: an advisor to kings, an arms dealer, and author of some of the most enduring works of the stage, including The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville.

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Author(s): Harlow Giles Unger
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Product Number Z100132950
Released: Feb 27, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977320421

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