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Benjamin Franklin

Author: Edwin S Gaustad
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Lives and legacies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "the greatest man and ornament of his age." In this short, engaging biography, historian Edwin S. Gaustad offers a portrait of this towering colonial figure, illuminating Franklin's character and personality."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaustad, Edwin S. (Edwin Scott).
Benjamin Franklin.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)644604549
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Gaustad
ISBN: 9780195305357 0195305353
OCLC Number: 61451477
Description: x, 143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The improper Bostonian --
B. Franklin, printer --
Doctor Franklin --
Pennsylvania politics --
The road to separation --
War and peace --
New nation and aged patriarch.
Series Title: Lives and legacies.
Responsibility: Edwin S. Gaustad.
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Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of  Read more...

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