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Author Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
Title Improbable patriot : the secret history of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French playwright who saved the American Revolution / Harlow Giles Unger.
Published Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, c2011.
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 Floor4  PQ1956 .U54 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 236 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents We must help the Americans -- Gold by god! : the fuel of life! -- Last night poor, wealthy today! -- So you mistreat some poor devil -- till he trembles in disgrace! -- I'm the busiest, cleverest fellow I know -- Plotting and pocketing -- I wish to serve your country as if it were my own -- Figaro here, figaro there -- Bright people are so stupid -- What did you do to earn so many rewards? -- Tout finit par des chansons = Everything ends in song -- All of which proves that a son of a clod can be worth his weight in gold.
Subject Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732-1799.
Dramatists, French -- 18th century -- Biography.
Diplomats -- France -- Biography.
France -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, French.
ISBN 9781584659259 (cloth : alk. paper)
1584659254 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611682168 (e-book)
1611682169 (e-book)
Standard # 40019859068
OCLC number 711989037