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Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

Schaeper, Thomas J.

ISBN 10: 0300118422 / ISBN 13: 9780300118421
Editorial: Yale University, 2011
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; United States; 18th century; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780300118421. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 25389. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. N° de ref. de la librería 25389

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Título: Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

Editorial: Yale University

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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"[E]ngaging ... By providing a wealth of detail about the life and times of this much-execrated man, Schaeper balances and softens what has conventionally been seen as Bancroft's harsh character."-Edmund S. Morgan, The New York Review of Books -- Edmund Morgan The New York Review of Books "A must for any lover of American Colonial history."-M.A. Byron, Choice -- M.A. Byron Choice "Well researched and well paced. Recommended to undergraduates and general readers with an interest in espionage or American history."-Library Journal Library Journal "This is the first full-length treatment of the life of Edward Bancroft. It corrects a great many mistakes and misinterpretations, and for that reason is a valuable contribution to the historical record. In particular, the account of Bancroft's work as a spy in Paris is terrific; I enjoyed it a great deal."-Alan Houston, author of Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement -- Alan Houston "Schaeper in the first scholar to explore Bancroft's life in detail and to treat his activities as a spy in a sober, intelligent fashion. He explodes the myths and conspiracy theories of many modern authors who have traduced Bancroft's reputation and with it the reputations of all those associated with him."-Harry Dickinson, University of Edinburgh -- Harry Dickinson "A wonderful book which fills a major gap in the history of the American Revolution. Through exhaustive research, Schaeper has uncovered much information about the widely misunderstood master spy Bancroft. His book is as entertaining as it is scholarly. Highly recommended not only to academics but also to general readers."-Jonathan R. Dull, author of A Diplomatic History of the American Revolution -- Jonathan R. Dull "Thomas Schaeper presents an intriguing, full biography of one of the eighteenth century's most brilliant and multifaceted figures: scientist, author, speculator, entrepreneur, and double agent Edward Bancroft. He offers a thoroughly researched, fair and balanced reappraisal of both Bancroft and British espionage in Europe during the American Revolution, and in doing so rescues Bancroft from melodramatic OSS and Cold War-infused spy narratives."- Elizabeth M. Nuxoll, Editor, The Papers of John Jay, Columbia University -- Elizabeth M. Nuxoll Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the North America category. -- Choice Outstanding Academic Title Choice

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