Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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Simon and Schuster, 4 мая 2004 г. - Всего страниц: 586
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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A great book! I deserve a dreaded blue flag (or something) for trying to review an audio abridgement, but I definitively enjoyed this account of an amazing genius with some typical human weaknesses ... Читать весь отзыв

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Well done but author felt need to constantly remind reader that yes, BF was talented, but not a poet and not a philosopher like Hume, not a scientist like Newton. He mentioned this repeatedly. Annoying. Otherwise fascinating insight. Last half of book was lengthy. Читать весь отзыв

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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER THREE
36
CHAPTER FOUR
52
CHAPTER FIVE
102
CHAPTER
129
CHAPTER SEVEN
146
CHAPTER EIGHT
175
Philadelphia 17631764
206
CHAPTER TWELVE
290
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
325
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
350
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
382
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
436
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
471
Cast of Characters
495
Chronology
503

CHAPTER
219
CHAPTER ELEVEN
252
Sources and Abbreviations
510
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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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