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Benjamin Franklin : An American Life
Benjamin Franklin An American Life
Author: Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh rather than of marble. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin seems to turn to us...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684807614
ISBN-10: 0684807610
Publication Date: 7/2003
Pages: 608
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4.1 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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An absoultely fascinating read about Franklin. This book portrays him to be highly intelligent, innovative, an inventor, a great scientist, a savvy businessman, articulate, witty, vindictive, and a social butterfly with royalty, persons of influence and females in particular. I very much enjoyed this book and the detailed description of the time, Franklin himself, others (such as John Adams), and how the world perceived Franklin as a great man and mind.
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This is a wonderful, readable biography of the man-of-the-people who shaped the US constitution at the age of 80+. We owe more to Ben Franklin than any of the other Founding Fathers. This book will show you why.
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