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Benjamin Franklin : an American life

Auteur : Walter Isaacson
Éditeur: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class.
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Genre/forme: Biographies
Biography
Personne nommée: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Erfinder; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 0684807610 9780684807614 0965042634 9780965042635 074325807X 9780743258074
Numéro OCLC: 52090968
Description: x, 590 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contenu: Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America --
Pilgrim's progress: Boston, 1706-1723 --
Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726 --
Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732 --
Public citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748 --
Scientist and inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751 --
Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756 --
Troubled waters: London, 1757-1762 --
Home leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764 --
Agent provocateur: London, 1765-1770 --
Rebel: London, 1771-1775 --
Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776 --
Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778 --
Bon vivant: Paris, 1778-1785 --
Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785 --
Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790 --
Epilogue --
Conclusions --
Cast of characters --
Chronology --
Currency conversions.
Responsabilité: Walter Isaacson.
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Rescuing Franklin from the cliche of the genial codger, the bestselling author of KISSINGER celebrates the most advanced and earthy of the founding fathers in a riveting biography that brings  Lire la suite...

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"The New York Times Book Review" A thoroughly researched, crisply written, convincingly argued chronicle. "The New Yorker" Energetic, entertaining, and worldly. "The Washington Post Book World" The Lire la suite...

 
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