THE FIRST AMERICAN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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The First American

Author : H. W. Brands
ISBN : 9780307754943
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America’s independence, Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired figures, whose circle included the likes of Voltaire, Hume, Burke, and Kant. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth-century genius. A much needed reminder of Franklin’s greatness and humanity, The First American is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure, a vital era in American life, and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his legacy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The First American

Author : H. W. Brands
ISBN : 9780385495400
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of America's first Renaissance man discusses Benjamin Franklin's diverse roles as a scientist, businessman, philosopher, writer, inventor, diplomat, politician, wit, and Founding Father.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The First American

Author : H.W. Brands
ISBN : 9780307754943
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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National Bestseller He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America’s independence, Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired figures, whose circle included the likes of Voltaire, Hume, Burke, and Kant. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth-century genius. A much needed reminder of Franklin’s greatness and humanity, The First American is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure, a vital era in American life, and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Electric Ben

Author : Robert Byrd
ISBN : 9781101648018
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Electric Ben is now a 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, a Horn Fanfare Book, and a Robert F. Sibert Honor book! “a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.” – The New York Times A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd's lively style and vibrant art. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.
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Andrew Jackson His Life And Times

Author : H. W. Brands
ISBN : UOM:39015062604650
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the life of the first "common man" to become president of the United States, discussing Jackson's early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions to the cause of democracy and Manifest Destiny.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Walter Isaacson
ISBN : 074325807X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.
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Benjamin Franklin

Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
ISBN : 0300101627
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.
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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Gordon S. Wood
ISBN : 0143035282
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a portrait of the complex, often contradictory figure of Benjamin Franklin, a man who was at once the quintessential American and a cosmopolitan lover of Europe, and a one-time loyalist turned revolutionary.
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Poor Richard S Almanac

Author : Benjamin Franklin
ISBN : UOM:39015008636188
Genre : Almanacs, American
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Book Of Ages

Author : Jill Lepore
ISBN : 9780307958358
Genre : History
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National Book Award Finalist From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world—a world usually lost to history. Lepore’s life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History