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Benjamin Franklin and his enemies

Author: Robert Middlekauff
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of the statesman and polymath, Robert Middlekauff uncovers a little-known aspect of Benjamin Franklin's personality--his passionate anger. He reveals a fully human Franklin who led a remarkable life but nonetheless had his share of hostile relationships--political adversaries like the Penns, John Adams, and Arthur Lee--and great disappointments--the most significant being his son, William, who sided  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Middlekauff
ISBN: 0520202686 9780520202689
OCLC Number: 32779316
Notes: "A Centennial book."
Description: xix, 255 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The friends of Benjamin Franklin --
Making enemies --
The irrational Mr. Franklin --
The triumph of the enemies --
An old friend becomes an enemy --
"Wedderburnes in France": Arthur Lee and Ralph Izard --
John Adams.
Responsibility: Robert Middlekauff.
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In this study of the statesman and polymath, Robert Middlekauff uncovers a little-known aspect of Benjamin Franklin's personality--his passionate anger. He reveals a fully human Franklin who led a remarkable life but nonetheless had his share of hostile relationships--political adversaries like the Penns, John Adams, and Arthur Lee--and great disappointments--the most significant being his son, William, who sided with the British. Utilizing an abundance of archival sources, Middlekauff weaves episodes in Franklin's emotional life into key moments in colonial and Revolutionary history. --From publisher's description.

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