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A great improvisation

Franklin, France, and the birth of America

by Stacy Schiff

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Published by Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- France,
  • France -- Foreign relations -- United States,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1775-1783

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

    StatementStacy Schiff.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination489 p.
    Number of Pages489
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23273602M
    ISBN 100805066330
    LC Control Number2004060615

    A Great Improvisation audiobook, by Stacy Schiff “In December , a small boat delivered an old man to France.” So begins a dazzling narrative account of Benjamin Franklin’s French mission, the most exacting–and momentous–eight years of his life. When Franklin embarked, the colonies were without money, munitions. “What a brilliant book. A Great Improvisation pays tribute to the extraordinary love affair between monarchist France and the republican Benjamin Franklin. Their child was America, conceived at home and nurtured into maturity by France.

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So it was with Great Britain after World War II. Review: A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America User Review - Chrystel Nelson - Goodreads. Very interesting to read after the John Adams book. Interesting to see how the 2 viewed each other and how the authors heavily favored their own subjects/5(2).

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ It. What disappointed you about A Great Improvisation. If the book were less than half as long, it might have been interesting. It is filled with so many verbose descriptions of the bickering between the many people involved as well as far too much mundane detail.

In the end the fascinating moments are drowned out by. “The practice of improvisation (in contrast, say, to that of writing or painting) teaches something that we are hungry to understand: how to be in harmony with one another and how to have fun.

We practice improvisation not only to “express ourselves” but to connect with others in a more immediate way.” ― Patricia Ryan Madson. Jan 10,  · In A Great Improvisation, Stacy Schiff draws from new and little-known sources to illuminate the least-explored part of Franklin's life.

Here is an unfamiliar, unforgettable chapter of the Revolution, a rousing tale of American infighting, and the treacherous backroom dealings at Versailles that would propel George Washington from near /5(4).

A Great Improvisation Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Book): Schiff, Stacy: In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career In December of a small boat delivered an old man to France.

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16, World War II ended in However, as this historical account reveals, it took another dozen years before Americans came to accept their role in the world with a new term: superpower.

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