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Franklin in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates

Author: Kevin J Hayes; Isabelle Bour
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2011.
Series: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706 & ndash;1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard & rsquo;s Almanack, as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the lightning rod and America & rsquo;s first circulating library, and as a  Read more...
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Biography
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Franklin in his own time.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010049281
(OCoLC)676727579
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Hayes; Isabelle Bour
ISBN: 1587299836 9781587299834
OCLC Number: 727944924
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 196 pages).
Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Pehr Kalm, [Speaking about Natural History, 1748]; Daniel Fisher, [Extracts from the Diary, 1755]; House of Commons, The Examination of Doctor Benjamin Franklin (1767); Joseph Priestley, [Science, Religion, and Politics in London, 1769, 1795, 1802]; Josiah Quincy, Jr., [Franklin in London, 1774-1775]; John Adams, [Franklin as a Congressman and a Diplomat, 1775-1778]; Abigail Adams, [Franklin in Boston and Paris, 1775 and 1784]; Philip Gibbes, [Two Conversations with Benjamin Franklin, 1777-1778]; Arthur Lee, [Extracts from the Journal, 1777].
Series Title: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Hayes and Isabelle Bour.

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In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706 & ndash;1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard & rsquo;s Almanack, as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the lightning rod and America & rsquo;s first circulating library, and as a leader of the American Revolution. His friends also knew him as a brilliant conversationalist, a great wit, an intellectual filled with curiosity, and most of all a master anecdotist whos.

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<p><p>"In the pure zest and detail of Mr. Harnack's descriptions, one can feel the solidity, the deep satisfactions, of life on that Iowa farm."--Anatole Broyard, "New York Times""<br>"<p>

 
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