Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
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Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

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The gripping true story of how three men used espionage, betrayal, and sexual deception to help win the American Revolution.
Unlikely Allies is the story of three remarkable historical figures. Silas Deane was a Connecticut merchant and delegate to the Continental Congress as the American colonies struggled to break with England. Caron de Beaumarchais was a successful pla...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published October 29th 2009 by Riverhead Books (first published 2009)
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Dan Rheingans
This book was hard for me to rate. Paul does a good job of shedding light on the actions of people that were responsible behind the scenes of getting French aid to America during the American Revolution and brokering a French-American alliance. In that strain he does a good job. Paul also paints the picture of the "humanness" of politicians in the Revolutionary Age showing them to be petty, self centered, vindictive, and short-sighted. He argues that we should be careful not to place the foundin...more
Patrick
Entertaining and informative with a BLOCKBUSTER ending!
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