Published September 12, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||48|
Harlow Unger tells the story of Beaumarchais—playwright and patriot—bringing to life the tumultuous age of revolution.” (Robert J. Allison, author of The American Revolution: A Concise History) “With wit and insight, Harlow Unger explores the question of whether Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a rogue or a hero by demonstrating he was more than a little of both.” (Thomas Fleming)Cited by: 3. Beaumarchais had arrived in London in April, By the first of May the news of Lexington and Concord had set London into a turmoil of speculation and rumor. Lord Rochford, whom Beaumarchais had known well in Spain some years previously, was still Lord North's Foreign Minister. "Described by the magazine American Heritage as the "Most Underrated French Hero of the American Revolution," Caron de Beaumarchais - the French watchmaker who rose to fame and fortune as a dramatist, polemist, and Enlightenment free-thinker - became the most famous arms dealer of the American Revolutionary War. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution by Harlow Giles Unger (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(1).
Described by the magazine American Heritage as the "Most Underrated French Hero of the American Revolution," Caron de Beaumarchais—the French watchmaker who rose to fame and fortune as a dramatist, polemist, and Enlightenment free-thinker—became the most famous arms dealer of the American Revolutionary : Description Described by the magazine American Heritage as the "Most Underrated French Hero of the American Revolution," Caron de Beaumarchais-the French watchmaker who rose to fame and fortune as a dramatist, polemist, and Enlightenment free-thinker-became the most famous arms dealer of the American Revolutionary War/5(2). On J Beaumarchais received the million livres. King Louis XVI then wrote to his Bourbon cousin, the King of Spain, and asked him to consider investing in the scheme. The King agreed and sent a second million to the French Treasury. On Aug Author: Bob Ruppert. A true Renaissance Man, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a skilled watchmaker, a playwright, a composer, a merchant, a diplomat, a spy, a philanthropist and more. But most importantly to Americans, he played a crucial role in influencing the outcome of the American War of Independence/5(33).
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 , 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. Finally, a book that acknowledges the great debt the United States owes to Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for his service in obtaining American independence from the British during the Revolutionary War/5(3). The American Revolution was a colonial revolt which occurred between and The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (–) with the assistance of France, winning independence from Great Britain and establishing the United States of America.. The American colonials proclaimed "no taxation without representation Location: Thirteen Colonies. Beaumarchais and the American revolution. Boston, Mass., E.L. Slocomb, the printer, (OCoLC) Named Person: Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Blanche Evans Hazard; General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution.