The First American

The First American

The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

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A biography of America's first Renaissance man discusses Benjamin Franklin's diverse roles as a scientist, businessman, philosopher, writer, inventor, diplomat, politician, wit, and Founding Father.

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This first biography of Benjamin Franklin in over 60 years brings to life one of the most delightful, bawdy, original, and important figures in American history. Draws on previously unpublished letters to and from Franklin, as well as recollections and anecdotes of Franklin's contemporaries, to create a portrait of the 18th-century genius who was America's first Renaissance man. Brands teaches history at Texas A&M University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Drawing on previously unpublished letters, as well as the reminiscences and anecdotes of contemporaries, this thought-provoking biography captures the life and times of America's first Renaissance man, discussing Benjamin Franklin's diverse roles as a scientist, businessman, philosopher, writer, inventor, diplomat, politician, wit, and Founding Father. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2000
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385493284
0385493282
Branch Call Number: BIO Franklin 2000
Characteristics: vi, 759 pages ; 25 cm

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Nov 28, 2012

Interesting and well written.

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Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2001 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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