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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: An American Life

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Nicely done life of "the most accomplished American of his age."Benjamin Franklin may have been among the leading revolutionary firebrands of his time, but, suggests Aspen Institute president Isaacson (Kissinger, 1992), he wouldn't be at all out of place in an office park or perhaps Rotary Club meeting today. That doesn't mean to say that Franklin was a proto-Republican, but instead a practical ... Read full review

Review: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

Read an Excerpt Benjamin Franklin was one of those rare people whose influence on American life was so wideranging that we keep meeting up with him today at every turn, despite the fact that he has been dead for 213 years. Walter Isaacson tells us in this detailed and insightful biography that each time we patronize a lending library, smile at a political cartoon, accept home delivery of our ... Read full review

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Review: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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The Life of Benjamin Franklin shows what are the true values of the American middle class. His political involvement played a crucial role in American independence in the 18th century. Read full review

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