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Benjamin Franklin

Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale Nota Bene, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and as a best book for 2002 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, and Publishers Weekly. A finalist for the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. The greatest statesman of his age, Benjamin Franklin was also a pioneering scientist, a successful author, the first American postmaster general, a printer, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Sears Morgan
ISBN: 0300101627 9780300101621
OCLC Number: 671826724
Description: xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: An exciting world --
"A dangerous man" --
An empire of Englishmen --
Proprietary pretensions --
The importance of opinion --
Endgame --
Becoming American --
Representing a nation of states --
A difficult peace --
Going home.
Responsibility: Edmund S. Morgan.

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The greatest statesman of his age, Benjamin Franklin was also a pioneering scientist, a successful author, the first American postmaster general, a printer and a bon vivant. This biography offers a  Read more...

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"While several previous biographies provide fuller accounts of Franklin's life, none rivals Morgan's study for its grasp of Franklin's character, its affinity not just for his ideas, but for the way Read more...

 
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