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My life with Benjamin Franklin

Author: Claude-Anne Lopez
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a collection of incidental pieces that reveal little-known aspects of the life and personality of Benjamin Franklin. Written by the doyenne of Franklin scholars, it conveys Franklin's humor, resiliency, courage, and intelligence, and his faith in a better future." "The selections are based on Claude-Anne Lopez's research in the treasure trove of nearly thirty thousand documents on Franklin assembled at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Biography
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lopez, Claude-Anne, 1920-2012.
My life with Benjamin Franklin
(DLC) 99046231
(OCoLC)42289780
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Claude-Anne Lopez; Claude-Anne Lopez; Benjamin Franklin; Claude-Anne Lopez
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claude-Anne Lopez
ISBN: 9780300147636 0300147635
OCLC Number: 861792780
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 261 pages)
Contents: A chronology of Franklin's life and curiosity --
pt. I. Some facets of Franklin's personality : Franklin, Hitler, Mussolini, and the Internet ; The only founding father in a sports hall of fame : Three women, three styles ; Grandfathers, fathers, and sons --
pt. II. Enigmas and tricks : The man who frightened Franklin ; Franklin and the unfortunate divine ; Franklin's most baffling correspondent ; Franklin and the mystery Turk: The Morals of Chess ; Franklin and Mesmer: a confrontation --
pt. III. His country's envoy : Outfitting one's country for war: a study in frustration ; Franklin's choice of a dinner set ; Franklin and the nine sisters ; The Duchess, the plenipotentiary, and the golden cap of liberty ; Franklin plays Cupid ; Was Franklin too French? --
pt. IV. Back at home : Innocents on the Ohio: The American Utopia of Dr. Guillotin ; Franklin and slavery: a sea change --
Around the table, they remember Franklin.
Responsibility: Claude-Anne Lopez.

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"This book is a collection of incidental pieces that reveal little-known aspects of the life and personality of Benjamin Franklin. Written by the doyenne of Franklin scholars, it conveys Franklin's humor, resiliency, courage, and intelligence, and his faith in a better future." "The selections are based on Claude-Anne Lopez's research in the treasure trove of nearly thirty thousand documents on Franklin assembled at Yale University."--Jacket.

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