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Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America : an American life

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 0684807610 9780684807614
OCLC Number: 78376303
Description: 590 pages : color illustrations
Contents: ContentsChapter OneBenjamin Franklin and the Invention of AmericaChapter TwoPilgrim's Progress: Boston, 1706-1723Chapter ThreeJourneyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726Chapter FourPrinter: Philadelphia, 1726-1732Chapter FivePublic Citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748Chapter SixScientist and Inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751Chapter SevenPolitician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756Chapter EightTroubled Waters: London, 1757-1762Chapter NineHome Leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764Chapter TenAgent Provocateur: London, 1765-1770Chapter ElevenRebel: London, 1771-1775Chapter TwelveIndependence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776Chapter ThirteenCourtier: Paris, 1776-1778Chapter FourteenBon Vivant: Paris, 1778-1785Chapter FifteenPeacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785Chapter SixteenSage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790Chapter SeventeenEpilogueChapter EighteenConclusionsCast of CharactersChronologyCurrency ConversionsAcknowledgmentsSources and AbbreviationsNotesIndex
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson.
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