The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Drawing on previously unpublished letters, as well as the reminiscences and anecdotes of contemporaries, this thought-provoking biography captures the life and times of America's first Renaissance man, discussing Benjamin Franklin's diverse roles as a scientist, businessman, philosopher, writer, inventor, diplomat, politician, wit, and Founding Father. 35,000 first printing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This was a solid biography covering the life of an American icon. This was the first realy biography I had read of Franklin, and I found his life to be fascinating. He was a revolutionary in every ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jarratt - LibraryThing
I don't typically read biographies, but was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and readable this book is. Granted, there were many passages I had to read over several times, but this was primarily ... Read full review