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Franklin on Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin; Paul M Zall
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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
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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Franklin on Franklin.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000
(OCoLC)604110665
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
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 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ben Franklin revising --
Growing up Bostonian: January 1706-April 1722 --
Becoming a journalist: April 1722-September 1723 --
On the road to Philadelphia: 25 September-1 October 1723 --
Settling at Philadelphia: October 1723-May 1724 --
A prodigal's return to Boston: April 25-June 1724 --
Plotting to deceive & being deceived: June-November 1724 --
Living in London: 25 December 1724-21 July 1726 --
Sailing home: 23 July-11October 1726 --
Facing uncertain Philadelphia future: 1726-1727 --
Venturing into business: May 1728-September 1730 --
Entering business for himself: 1729-1730 Finding Felicity in Philadelphia: 1731-1732 --
Promoting virtue & views: 1731-1754 --
Taking care of business: 1736-1739 --
Promoting the Great Awakening: 1739-1740 --
Promoting provincial defense: 1740s --
Establishing an academy: 1749 --
Retiring to public service: 1748-1753 --
Experimenting with electricity: 1743-1753 --
Promoting a united front: 1754 --
Soldiering on the frontier: 1756 --
Making a mission to London: 1756-1757 --
Lobbying in London: 1757-1762 --
Skirmishing with Parliament: 1757-1765 --
Coping in a calm: 1766-1770 --
Agitating for all Americans: 1770-1774 --
Failing to reconcile: 1774-1775 --
Forging independence: 1775-1785 --
Free at last: 1785-1790.
Other Titles: Autobiography
Responsibility: [edited by] Paul M. Zall.

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