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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:
7 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684807614, 0684807610, 9780743258074 (trade pbk.), 074325807X (trade pbk.), 9780965042635 (pbk.), 0965042634 (pbk.)
Reading Level:
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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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