Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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Writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, and civic leader are only a few of the hats Franklin wore. Edwin S. Gaustad presents a balanced account of Franklin's life, emphasizing Franklin's character and personality and quoting extensively from Franklin's own writings. Oxford Portraits are informative and insightful biographies of people whose lives shaped their times and continue to influence ours. Based on the most recent scholarship, they draw heavily on primary sources, including writings by and about their subjects. Each book is illustrated with a wealth of photographs, documents, memorabilia, framing the personality and achievements of its subject against the backdrop of history.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 143 pages
  • 147.3 x 236.2 x 15.2mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019515732X
  • 9780195157321

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"Using extensive quotes from Franklins Autobiography, Gaustad provides excellent coverage of the life and times of this Founding Father, presenting a revealing look at his personality, thought processes, views, and place in American history. Extensive coverage is given to Franklins role in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Continental Congress and diplomat to France....Best suited for students more interested in getting the full picture of the lives of these Americans, rather than those looking for a simple accounting of facts." -- School Library Journalshow more

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