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THE AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A reluctant revolutionary? A French wannabe? A portrait of Ben Franklin in a decidedly contrarian—though careful—bit of revisionism."Although he may have eventually become the supreme symbol of America," writes Wood (History/Brown Univ.; The Radicalism of the American Revolution, 1992, etc.), "he was certainly not the most American of the Founders during his lifetime. Indeed, one might more ... Read full review

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