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Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world

Auteur : Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
Éditeur : New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated works
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Personne nommée : Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
ISBN : 0300107994 9780300107999
Numéro OCLC : 58042929
Notes : "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."
Description : xix, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : 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.  Lire la suite...

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