A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
A GREAT IMPROVISATION: FRANKLIN, FRANCE, AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICA
PRODUCT: Paperback book
DESCRIPTION | BENEFIT: A beautiful work of history where a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career
In December of 1776, a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French--convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy.
AUTHOR: Stacy Schiff
OTHER DETAILS: 9.5" x 6.5"; 489 pages; ISBN 0-8050-6633-0