Franklin

A great improvisation : Franklin, France, and the birth of America / Stacy Schiff.

Author/Creator:
Schiff, Stacy.
Publication:
New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 489 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
United States -- Foreign relations -- France.
France -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1775-1783.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Contents:
The first mistake in public business is the going into it 1776
Half the truth is often a great lie 1776-1777
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead 1777
The cat in gloves catches no mice 1777-1778
There is no such thing as a little enemy 1778
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance 1778
Success has ruined many a man 1779
Everyone has wisdom enough to manage the affairs of his neighbors 1780
The sting of a reproach is the truth of it 1780-1781
Those who in quarrels interpose may get bloody nose 1782
The absent are never without fault 1783
Creditors have better memories than debtors 1784-1785.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-461) and index.
ISBN:
0805066330
OCLC:
57001654