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Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world

Auteur: Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
Uitgever: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Illustrated works
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Genoemd persoon: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Page Talbott; Richard S Dunn; John C Van Horne
ISBN: 0300107994 9780300107999
OCLC-nummer: 58042929
Opmerkingen: "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."
Beschrijving: xix, 375 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Inhoud: 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.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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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Designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, this volume includes essays that offer an overview of Franklin's life and  Meer lezen...

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"A wonderful collection of informative essays and fascinating images, a worthy literary companion to the exhibit in her charge."--Alison Hood "Book Page "

 
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