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Benjamin Franklin : an American life
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Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
590 pages : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 10.6 - AR Pts: 38
Status:
McGavock High - Teen Biography has 2
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Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Biography
B FRA-ISA
Description
During his 84-year life Benjamin Franklin was America's best scientist, inventor, publisher, business strategist, diplomat, and writer. He was also one of its most practical political thinkers. America's first great publicist, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public and polished it for posterity. In this riveting new biography Walter Isaacson provides readers with a full portrait of Franklin's public and private life - his loyal but neglected wife, his bastard son with whom he broke over going to war with England, his endless replacement families and his many amorous, but probably unconsummated, liaisons. But this is not just a biography of Benjamin Franklin but rather a fascinating look at American and European political history at that time. Isaacson examines the run up to the Revolutionary war, the intimate relations between Britain, France and the colonies and the decisive events that led to America's independence. Just as David McCullough brought life to the historic figure of John Adams, Isaacson portrays Franklin in the flesh, showing readers how this radical man helped define America's national character and personality.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684807614, 0684807610, 9780743258074 (trade pbk.), 074325807X (trade pbk.), 9780965042635 (pbk.), 0965042634 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 10.6, 38 Points

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,10.6,38.0,74606
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APA Citation (style guide)

Isaacson, W. (2003). Benjamin Franklin: an American life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Isaacson, Walter. 2003. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Isaacson, Walter, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Isaacson, Walter. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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