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Benjamin Franklin

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ISBN-10: 0195368703

ISBN-13: 9780195368703

Edition: 2008

Authors: Edwin S. Gaustad

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The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "the greatest man and ornament of his age." In this short, engaging biography, historian Edwin S. Gaustad offers a marvelous portrait of this towering colonial figure, illuminating Franklin's character and personality. Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations from…    
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286