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The Resource Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan

Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan

Label
Benjamin Franklin
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Edmund S. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires
Summary
Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158405
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
M86 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy034/2002001143.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An exciting world -- "A dangerous man" -- An empire of Englishmen -- Proprietary pretensions -- The importance of opinion -- Endgame -- Becoming American -- Representing a nation of states -- A difficult peace -- Going home
Control code
2140138
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 p.
Isbn
9780300095326
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001143
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48906479
  • (OCoLC)48906479
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edmund S. Morgan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy034/2002001143.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An exciting world -- "A dangerous man" -- An empire of Englishmen -- Proprietary pretensions -- The importance of opinion -- Endgame -- Becoming American -- Representing a nation of states -- A difficult peace -- Going home
Control code
2140138
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 p.
Isbn
9780300095326
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002001143
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48906479
  • (OCoLC)48906479

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