The Resource Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson

Label
Benjamin Franklin : an American life
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Creator
Summary
Traces the life of Benjamin Franklin, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, inventor, and founding father. Chronicles his tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Biography type
individual biography
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158631
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
I83 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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an American life
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an American life
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Walter Isaacson
Label
Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America -- Pilgrim's progress: Boston, 1706-1723 -- Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726 -- Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732 -- Public citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748 -- Scientist and inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751 -- Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756 -- Troubled waters: London, 1757-1762 -- Home leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764 -- Agent provocateur: London, 1765-1770 -- Rebel: London, 1771-1775 -- Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776 -- Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778 -- Bon vivant: Paris, 1778-1785 -- Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785 -- Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790 -- Epilogue -- Conclusions -- Cast of characters -- Chronology -- Currency conversions
Control code
2291190
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 590 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684807614
Lccn
2003050463
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52090968
  • (OCoLC)52090968

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