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Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world

Autore: Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
Editore: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Illustrated works
Exhibition catalogs
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Persona incaricata: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
ISBN: 0300107994 9780300107999
Numero OCLC: 58042929
Note: "Essays by Ellen R. Cohn, James N. Green, E. Philip Krider, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, J.A. Leo Lemay, Robert Middlekauff, Billy G. Smith, and Page Talbott."
Descrizione: xix, 375 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times / Walter Isaacson --
The life of Benjamin Franklin / J.A. Leo Lemay --
Benjamin Franklin, printer / James N. Green --
Benjamin Franklin, civic improver / Billy G. Smith --
Benjamin Franklin at home / Page Talbott --
Benjamin Franklin's science / E. Philip Krider --
Benjamin Franklin, pragmatic visionary : politician, statesman, diplomat / Robert Middlekauff --
The printer at Passy / Ellen R. Cohn --
At the end, an abolitionist? by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner --
Afterword: The end of his pragmatism / Edmund S. Morgan.
Responsabilità: Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; photography by Peter Harholdt.
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The first extensively illustrated book documenting Franklin's life and work--a must-have for any Franklin enthusiast.  Per saperne di più…

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