Joel Richard Paul - Unlikely Allies

Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Joel Richard Paul talks about his biography Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution ($16.00). Paul presents the story of three remarkable historical figure—Silas Deane, Caron de Beaumarchais, and Chevalier d’Eon—who successfully used espionage and sexual deception to win the American Revolution.

Location: 
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781594484872
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - November 2nd, 2010

Silas Deane, a Connecticut merchant and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a playwright who had access to the arms and ammunition that Deane needed.