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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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User Review  - Ariadna73 - Goodreads

I think this time Isaacson did not have enough sources to create one of his masterpieces, but the biography is not terribly boring. Probably this person's life was not as fascinating as others the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cris - Goodreads

Isaacson writes a very thorough, entertaining book about Benjamin Franklin that will leave no doubt about the character of Benjamin Franklin -- complicated. When you are done reading it, you will ... Read full review

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