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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (Simon & Schuster) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Walter Isaacson

    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    Hardcover, Simon & Schuster
    2003
    English
    608 pages

    ISBN: 0684807610
    ISBN-13: 9780684807614

    During his 84-year life Benjamin Franklin was America's best scientist, inventor, publisher, business strategist, diplomat, and writer. He was also one of its most practical political thinkers. America's first great publicist, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public and polished it for posterity. In this riveting new biography Walter Isaacson provides readers with a full portrait of Franklin's public and private life - his loyal but neglected wife, his bastard son with whom he broke over going to war ... Show more

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Warren E J

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by Warren E J on Dec 2, 2010

No one today does it better than Isaacson. This is an insightful treament of a seminal figure in American history, adding more specific detail as well as evaluative interpretation which extends beyond the material touched upon by other writers. Having assisted another author treating the ... More

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