Benjamin Franklin / Edmund S. Morgan.

Published
  • New Haven : Yale University Press ©2002
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 9780300130225
  • 0300130228
  • 9780300095326
  • 0300095325
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Print version record.
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.
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  • Print version:: Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears), 1916- Benjamin Franklin. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002 ; ISBN: 0300095325 ; ISBN: 9780300095326
  • http://libanswers.liverpool.ac.uk/faq/182315
  • http://www.anb.org/articles/01/01-00298.html
  • https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/52466
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biografie.
  • Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
  • Biographies.
  • Biography
  • collective biographies.
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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  • Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires.
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