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Benjamin Franklin

Autor: Carl Van Doren
Editorial: New York : Viking Press, 1938.
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Describes the life of Benjamin Franklin as writer, printer, inventor, politician, diplomat, and statesman.
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Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
Benjamin Franklin.
New York : Viking Press, 1938
(OCoLC)562713269
Online version:
Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.
Benjamin Franklin.
New York : Viking Press, 1938
(OCoLC)608690483
Persona designada: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Carl Van Doren
Número OCLC: 9058896
Notas: "First edition after publication of the limited, signed edition in three volumes."
Premios: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1939.
Descripción: xix, 845 pages, [3] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Contenido: Boston: 1. Father and son (Joshiah Franklin ; Abiah Folger Franklin ; Schooling) ; 2. Brother (New England Courant ; Parody ; Publisher) --
Philadelphia: 3. ...(New York and Philadelphia ; Boston ; First voyage to London ; Journal) ; 4. ...(Franklin and Meredith at the new printing-office ; Franklin's illegitimate son William ; Marriage to Deborah Read ; Pennsylvania Gazette ; Paper money ; Publisher of books ; Bookseller ; Subscription library ; Poor Richard ; Learns French, Italian, Spanish, Latin ; Philadelphische Zeitung : first foreign-language newspaper in America ; Postmaster of Philadelphia ; James Parker ; Nephews as partners ; David Hall ; Franklin's humorous epitaph) ; (Con.) 5. Philadelphian (Children : Francis Folger and Sarah ; Death of Francis ; Indentured servants ; Slaves ; First fire company in Philadelphia ; Churches ; Freemasons ; Manslaughter and scandal ; Founds the American Philosophical Society ; Franklin stove ; Magic squares ; Drinking songs ; Surreptitious writings) ; 6. Electrician (Experiments ; Electricity ; Lightning rod ; Experiment carried out in France ; Franklin flies his famous kite ; Elected to the Royal Society ; A weather bureau ; Ants and pigeons ; Farming ; Light waves ; First flexible catheter in America) ; Pennsylvanian (Organizes a volunteer militia ; Income ; Promotes the ...University of Pennsylvania ; The Pennsylvania Hospital : the first in America ; First American fire insurance company ; First American arctic expedition ; Rattle-snakes for convicts ; Paper money) ; 8. Intercolonial (Deputy Postmaster-General of North America ; (Con.) Local mail delivery and the dead letter office ; Anticipates Malthus ; The theory of the frontier ; First American cartoon ; Albany congress ; Plan of union for the colonies ; British Empire ; The French and Indian war ; Braddock ; Deborah Franklin's grievances) ; 9. ...(Catherine Ray of Rhode Island) ; 10. Soldier (Militia bill ; Takes charge of the frontier ; Building stockades ; Fort Franklin ; The assembly chooses Franklin as agent to London) --
London: 12. Agent (First friends in London: Peter Collinson, William Strahan, John Fothergill ; Lodgings in Craven street ; The Penns ; Illness ; Cambridge ; Scotland ; University of St. Andrews ; Franklin's Canada pamphlet ; William Franklin's illegitimate son Temple ; Holland and Belgium ; Hoaxes ; Scientific letters to Polly Stevenson ; William Franklin made governor of New Jersey) ; (Con.) 13. Speaker (Postal matters : Virginia to New Hampshire ; The Indian war called the conspiracy of Pontiac ; Massacre of the Conestoga Indians ; Rioters ; Governor Penn hates Franklin ; To England with the petition) ; 14. Authority on America (Further hoaxes ; Musical theory ; Tumult over the stamp act in America ; Spokesman for British-American propaganda in favor of repeal ; Before the House of Commons ; The stamp act repealed) ; 15. Agent-General (Joseph Priestley ; Electrical kite ; John Pringle ; Baron Munchhausen ; Royal Society of Sciences at Gottingen ; English cousin Sally Franklin ; Colony agent for Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania ; Townshend Acts ; Plans for land speculation in Illinois ; (Con.) First visit to France ; Presented to Louis XV ; French scientists ; French economists ; David Hume ; Land speculation : the Grand Ohio Company ; The Vandalia colony ; Elected to the French academy of sciences) ; 16. In England (James Boswell ; Morning nudism ; Other daily habits ; Dinner with the King of Denmark ; Spelling reform ; Studies the Gulf Stream ; Introduces medicinal rhubarb, kohlrabi, and Scotch cabbage to America ; Notes on common colds ; Experiments on the effects of oil on rough water) ; 17. ... (American jokes ; Ministerial animosity towards Franklin ; Lord Dartmouth ; The Boston Tea Party ; The William Whately-John Temple duel in London ; Hearing before the Privy council) ; (Con.) 18. End of an imperialist (Arthur Lee ... an enemy ; First Continental Congress ; Chatham ; Fothergill and David Barclay ; Dartmouth and Hyde ; Deborah Franklin dies ; Delegate to the second continental congress) --
Paris: 19. Postmaster-General (Franklin's son a loyalist ; Organizer of the American post office ; Chairman of the Pennsylvania committee of safety ; Proposed articles of confederation ; Elected to the Pennsylvania assembly ; French emissary in Philadelphia ; The mission to Canada ; Thomas Paine ; Correspondence with Lord Howe ; Conference on Staten Island ; Sails for France) ; 20. Commissioner (The policy of Vergennes ; The comedy of Beaumarchais ; Silas Deane and Arthur Lee ; Retreat to Passy ; Lafayette ; British spies ; Surrender of Burgoyne ; (Con.) Franco-American treaty ; John Adams ; Charles de Weissenstein ; Voltaire) ; 21. Minister plenipotentiary (United States consul-general ; Director of naval affairs in Europe ; John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard ; Privateers ; Commissioner to negotiate peace with Great Britain ; Correspondence with Edmund Burke ; Surrender of Cornwallis) ; 22. Sage in France (Health in France ; Gout and stone ; Invents bifocal glasses ; French ladies ; Madame Brillon ; Franklin's French ; Proposes his grandson Temple as husband to Madame Brillon's daughter ; Madame Helvetius at Auteuil ; Abigail Adams is shocked ; Franklin and women generally ; The Freemasons in France ; His works in German and Italian) ; 23. Peacemaker (Vergennes the impresario of the war ; Conflict of interests between Spain and the United States ; Suggests the cession of Canada ; (Con.) Fiction about British atrocities ; Thomas Grenville ; John Jay ; Jay's suspicions of Spain and France) ; 24. ...(Balloon ascension ; Plan for transatlantic mail packets adopted by France and England ; The society of the Cincinnati ; Mirabeau ; Luxury, property, criminal law, war, and privateering ; Treaty with Prussia ; Royal commission for the investigation of mesmerism ; Jefferson) --
The United States: 25. President of Pennsylvania (Elected ; Penal code amended ; Bank charter restored ; The state of Franklin (later Tennessee) ; Constitutional convention ; The great compromise ; Last speech ; The Wyoming settlers ; John Franklin ; Retirement) ; 26. ... (Franklin's will ; The Franklin's funds in Boston and Philadelphia ; Autobiography ; Undervalues the steamboat ; Benjamin Rush ; Crop insurance ; On the French revolution ; Last hoax ; On religion).
Responsabilidad: by Carl Van Doren.

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Describes the life of Benjamin Franklin as writer, printer, inventor, politician, diplomat, and statesman.

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