Benjamin Franklin : an American life / Walter Isaacson.

Author
Other titles
  • Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America :an American life.
Edition
  • 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed.
Published
  • New York : Simon & Schuster 2003
Physical description
x, 590 pages, [16 pages of plates] : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780684807614
  • 0684807610
  • 9780743258074 (pbk.)
  • 074325807X (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Performed by: Read by Boyd Gaines.
Contents
  • Partial contents Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America -- Pilgrim's progress: Boston, 1706-1723 -- Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726 -- Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732 -- Public citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748 -- Scientist and inventor: Philadelpia, 1744-1751 -- Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756 -- Troubled waters: London, 1757-1762 -- Home leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764 -- Agent provocateur: London, 1765-1770 -- Rebel: London, 1771-1775 -- Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776 -- Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778 -- Bon vivant: Paris, 1778-1785 -- Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1786 -- Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790 -- Epilogue.
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  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/simon033/2003050463.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class.

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