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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. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle fr...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743258074
ISBN-10: 074325807X
Publication Date: 5/4/2004
Pages: 608
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4.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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iiskipper avatar reviewed Benjamin Franklin : An American Life on + 3 more book reviews
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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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canadianeh avatar reviewed Benjamin Franklin : An American Life on + 242 more book reviews
This is a huge paperback, filled with all kinds of detail about Franklin's life here and in Europe, as well as 70 pages of sources. A "clever man with a disarming wit and winning smile", the style of the book seems to reflect his character. Really enjoyed this book.
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learned things about Franklin that you won't find in history books
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This is a wonderful book. I read it after the book about John Adams to compare the perspectives.


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