The Book Edward Bancroft

Edward Bancroft

Details Book

  • Autor: Thomas J. Schaeper
  • Editor: Yale University Press
  • Relaese Date: 08 March 2011
  • ISBN: 0300118422
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT, Audio, MOBI
  • Number of page: 352 pages
  • File Size: 36MB
  • Rating:


Advertising


Description Edward Bancroft de Thomas J. Schaeper:

A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Bancroft moved to England as a young man in the 1760s and began building a respectable resume as both a scientist and a man of letters. In recognition of his works in natural history, Bancroft was unanimously elected to the Royal Society, and while working to secure French aid for the American Revolution, he became a close associate of such luminaries as Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, and John Adams. Though lauded in his time as a staunch American patriot, when the British diplomatic archives were opened in the late nineteenth century, it was revealed that Bancroft led a secret life as a British agent acting against French and American interests. In this book, the first complete biography of Bancroft, historian Thomas Schaeper reveals the full extent of the agent's deception during the crucial years of the American Revolution. Operating under aliases, working in ciphers, and leaving coded messages in the trees of Paris' Tuileries Gardens, Bancroft filtered information from unsuspecting figures including Franklin and Deane back to his contacts in Britain, navigating a complicated web of political allegiances. Through Schaeper's keen analysis of Bancroft's correspondence and diplomatic records, this biography reveals whether Bancroft should ultimately be considered a traitor to America or a patriot to Britain. Thomas J. Schaeper is professor of history, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY.

Download Free Edward Bancroft Book :

Edward Bancroft MP3Edward Bancroft Mp3
Edward Bancroft PDFEdward Bancroft PDF
Edward Bancroft EPUBEdward Bancroft EPUB
Edward Bancroft TXTEdward Bancroft TXT
Edward Bancroft DOCEdward Bancroft DOC
Edward Bancroft MOBIEdward Bancroft MOBI

Comments

Broadwalker Re: Edward Bancroft

This is probably one of the best books I have read.

Gulley Re: Edward Bancroft

Let me be relevant for a moment: My God, this book is remarkable! !

Bloomstrand Re: Edward Bancroft

Let me be relevant for a moment: My God, this book is remarkable! !

Mellon Re: Edward Bancroft

I can honestly say I'm one of the best things I've ever read

Steptore Re: Edward Bancroft

which is probably one of the best books I have read.



Advertising

Related Books

Last Books popular