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Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin; Edmund S Morgan
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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Presents a comprehensive collection of lesser-known writings of founding father Benjamin Franklin including journal entries and letters that express his personal views, habits, discoveries, and political thoughts.
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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Not your usual founding father.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2006
(DLC) 2006045706
(OCoLC)67405713
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin; Edmund S Morgan
ISBN: 9780300135015 0300135017
OCLC Number: 191735128
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 p.) : ill., map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The young man and the old man --
2. Friendship and flirtation --
3. The uses of laughter --
4. Religion --
5. Sickness and health --
6. Wind, weather, and air --
7. Ships and the sea --
8. Electric fire --
9. Geology and cosmology --
10. The colonies and the empire --
11. Ethnic pride and prejudice --
12. Join or die --
13. The vision challenged --
14. The empire at risk --
15. Independence --
16. Poor Richard's diplomacy --
17. A huckstered peace --
18. The pretensions of wealth --
19. America.
Responsibility: edited by Edmund S. Morgan.

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Reveals Benjamin Franklin's human side, his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States. This book is organized around three major themes,  Read more...

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"Of all the truly great American historians, Edmund S. Morgan comes closest to capturing the spirit of Benjamin Franklin's prose in his own work: enlightening, plain, witty, democratic, cosmopolitan, Read more...

 
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