Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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Simon and Schuster, 04.05.2004. - 586 страница
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's 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 Franklin’s 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, America’s 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 Richard’s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s 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 Franklin’s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.
 

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Review: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Коментар посетиоца странице  - Andrew Wilson - Goodreads

Fantastic and satisfying read. I absolutely tore threw the first half of this book, hit a couple lulls in the lengthy explanations of his diplomatic career, and reached the ending feeling deeply ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Коментар посетиоца странице  - Kathy - Goodreads

Wonderful look at Colonial times and the contributions of Franklin to the formation of the United States, his pro/con feelings of that formation. Also to realize we today still enjoy his genius in our everyday lives. Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America
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CHAPTER THREE
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CHAPTER FOUR
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CHAPTER FIVE
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER SEVEN
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Philadelphia 17631764
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London 17651770
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Paris 17761778
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Paris 17781785
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Paris 17781785
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Philadelphia 17851790
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
471
Cast of Characters
495
Chronology
503
Sources and Abbreviations
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London 17711775
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Philadelphia 17751776
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Paul W. Richardson isAssociate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia

Stuart A. Karabenick is Research Scientist in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology (CPEP) at the University of Michigan

Helen M. G. Watt is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia

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