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Life and times of Benjamin Franklin

James Parton

Life and times of Benjamin Franklin

by James Parton

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Published by Mason Brothers, Mason & Hamlin in New York, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790

  • Edition Notes

    Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms [n.d.] (American culture series, Reel 175.3)

    Statementby James Parton ...
    SeriesAmerican culture series -- 175.3.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17489885M
    OCLC/WorldCa6835596

    Review: Benjamin Franklin may have been the most remarkable American ever to live: a printer, scientist, inventor, politician, diplomat, and--finally--an icon. His life was so sweeping that this comprehensive biography by H.W. Brands at times reads like a history of the United States during the 18th Edition: 1st Edition. A summary of The First American in 's Benjamin Franklin. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Benjamin Franklin and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

    Three biographers of Benjamin Franklin discuss the life and legacy of the Founding Father in a discussion marking the th anniversary of Franklin's birth. Participants include Walter. THE FIRST AMERICAN: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin H.W. Brands Vividly brings to life one of the most delightful, bawdy, brilliant, original, and important figures in American history.

      Jane Franklin Mecom was Benjamin’s favorite sister; of 17 children he was the youngest son, she the youngest daughter. He, six years older than she, grew up to become one of the most famous men. Details about Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by James Parton (English) Paperback Book Fre. Be the first to write a review. Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by James Parton (English) Paperback Book Fre. Item Information. Condition: Brand New. Quantity: 3 Rating: % positive.


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Brands The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin was published in and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Brands is a professor of history and government at the University of Texas and a prolific author/5.

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January 6, ] – Ap ) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and a scientist, he was a major figure in the Children: William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin was born on Januin colonial Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin (), a native of England, was a candle and soap maker who married twice and had 17 children.

THE FIRST AMERICAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, by H.W. Brands, Doubleday, pages, $ Benjamin Franklin’s life spanned an era of radical change, beginning at a time when witch trials were routine in the Colonies, and ending in an age when electricity had become the new supernatural force and an independent young nation stood Author: Historynet Staff.

Page - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.

Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who never served as president but was a respected inventor, publisher, scientist and Born:   Benjamin Franklin, genius and rake, the first American superstar, proves more than a match for Walter Isaacson in a new biography.

Franklin did both during his 84 years; this book provides some worthwhile reading on an American worth remembering. Diane Stresing is a writer in Kent, Ohio.

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. An American Life. By Walter Isaacson. Illustrated. pages. Simon & Schuster. $ The most important part of Walter Isaacson's ''Benjamin Franklin'' comes last, as the author.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Parton, James, Life and times of Benjamin Franklin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (OCoLC) A clear statement of Franklin's approach to life and its difficulties appears on pagein a letter he wrote to his sister: "Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of world; and 'tis our duty to make the best of it and be thankful.

OCLC Number: Notes: On spine: Life of elder Benjamin Franklin. Description: xv, pages ; 21 cm: Responsibility: by Joseph Franklin and J.A. Headington. Pulitzer Prize FinalistBenjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography.

Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from 4/5(8). He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination.

Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect. For the person wanting to read just one biography of Franklin, Isaacson’s book would probably be the best choice.

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life is .In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.

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His is "the most widely read of all American autobiographies it holds the essence of the American way of life" (Grolier American ), and was "the one book that Davy Crockett carried with him to his death at the Alamo.".