American Revolution Podcast

Episode 108 The French Connection

August 4, 2019

France makes plans for covert aid to America.  Silas Deane arrives to encourage such aid.  French foreign minister puts him in contact with a playwright and part-time arms dealer name Beaumarchais.  The British spy network immediately infiltrate all of this to thwart their plans.  Also, others from America and in France attempt to block the attempt for personal reasons.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution, by Joel Richard Paul

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