Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution [Audiobook] by Harlow Giles Unger
English | February 27th, 2018 | ASIN: B079Q7N69L, ISBN: 1977350429 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 3 mins | 221.85 MB
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was an 18th-century French inventor, famed playwright, and upstart near-aristocrat in the court of King Louis XVI. In 1776, he conceived an audacious plan to send aid to the American rebels. What's more, he convinced the king to bankroll the project, and singlehandedly carried it out. By war's end, he had supplied Washington's army with most of its weapons and powder, though he was never paid or acknowledged by the United States.