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Author Isaacson, Walter, author

Title Benjamin Franklin : an American life / Walter Isaacson
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [2003]
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004
©2003
©2003

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Description 586 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Series Collection of Jamie and Michael Kassler. ANL
Contents Ch. 1. Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America -- Ch. 2. Pilgrim's Progress: Boston, 1706-1723 -- Ch. 3. Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726 -- Ch. 4. Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732 -- Ch. 5. Public Citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748 -- Ch. 6. Scientist and Inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751 -- Ch. 7. Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756 -- Ch. 8. Troubled Waters: London, 1757-1762 -- Ch. 9. Home Leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764 -- Ch. 10. Agent Provocateur: London, 1765-1770 -- Ch. 11. Rebel: London, 1771-1775 -- Ch. 12. Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776 -- Ch. 13. Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778 -- Ch. 14. Bon Vivant: Paris, 1778-1785 -- Ch. 15. Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785 -- Ch. 16. Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790 -- Ch. 17. Epilogue -- Ch. 18. Conclusions
Summary Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers
Notes First Simon & Schuster paperback edition 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Performer Read by Boyd Gaines
Notes Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 10.6 38 SD Quiz 74606 English non-fiction
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Printers -- United States -- Biography.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Famous Persons.
History, 18th Century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.
United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
LC no. 2003050463
ISBN 0684807610
074325807X
9780684807614
9780743258074