‘Black Sam’ Fraunces Press Kit

List Price: $12.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
218 pages
Old Age Press
ISBN-13: 978-0997161809
ISBN-10: 0997161809
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

Available at: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon Kindle ($7.99), Amazon paperback ($12.95)

By: Rosemary Palermo – for Author Bio: See About – About

As a mixed race man, Samuel Fraunces had overcome racial prejudice with his geniality as a host, excellent wine cellar and exceptional cooking to become the internationall renown wealthy owner of several restaurants and a popular resort, called Vauxhall, with a waxwork exhibit before Madame Tussaud in colonial New York City before the American Revolution.

What would you do if there was suddenly a civil war raging around you, where your family and friends took different sides? If it meant losing your clients and friends would you speak up or stay silent. Would you find a safe place to go with your family or would you risk your freedom and your life to spy?

This is a well-researched biography about hard choices and the people who made them.

  • How did Sam save Washington from assassination twice?
  • Why did Sam live a secret life as a spy for years?
  • New information solves the mystery – was Sam really black?

Samuel was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things, not in the heat of a moment, but under threat of being shot to death as a traitor or being sold into slavery for years. His courageous acts saved the American Revolution at several pivotal times despite the fact that Blacks were not welcomed into the colonial cause.

There are few true accounts of Blacks in Colonial America. Sam was an important spy in the American Revolution and risked his life for years to help the Patriot cause.

The book is historically accurate with lots of interesting tidbits of history and provides a good overview to anyone interested in the American Revolution and Black history.