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Franklin on Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin; Paul M Zall
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text. Franklin on Franklin stands as the first autobiographical account of a great American life. By returning to a newly recovered early draft of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Franklin on Franklin.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2000
(OCoLC)604110665
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin; Paul M Zall
ISBN: 0813122015 9780813122014
OCLC Number: 45248168
Notes: The first twenty-three chapters are based on Zall's recovery of Franklin's first draft of his autobiography, and the last six chapters are derived primarily from Franklin's correspondence and journals.
Description: 315 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Autobiography
Responsibility: [edited by] Paul M. Zall.

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Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography" ends in 1758, 30 years before he died. This work devises a full autobiography of Franklin's entire life, using Franklin's own raw words taken from his personal  Read more...

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"American history enthusiasts will truly enjoy the intimate portrait of an American icon with Paul M. Zall's excellent biography." -- WTBF Radio

 
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