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Benjamin Franklin : An American Life

Walter Isaacson  Author

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Benjamin Franklin : An American Life


ISBN: 0684807610

EAN: 9780684807614

Category: Biography & Autobiography / Historical/Biography & Autobiography / Political/Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: 06/26/2003

Synopsis: In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of Americas founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklins life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, Americas best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richards Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nations alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution. In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklins amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

Awards: New York Times Notable Books of the Year – null 

Benjamin Franklin : An American Life

Illustrated: Yes

Format: Hardcover

Height: 1.7 inches

Width: 6.25 inches

Length: 9.25 inches

Weight: 34.15 oz

Pages: 608