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Making of a Patriot Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit

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ISBN-10: 0195386566

ISBN-13: 9780195386561

Edition: 2012

Authors: Sheila L. Skemp

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On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though Franklin entered the room as a dutiful servant of the British crown, he left as a budding American Revolutionary. InThe Making of a Patriot, renowned Franklin historian Sheila Skemp presents a insightful, lively narrative that goes beyond the traditional Franklin biography--and behind the common myths--to demonstrate how Franklin's ultimate…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704

Editor's Foreword
Preface
The Cockpit
Present at the Cockpit
Errata
Dueling Conspiracies
Civil War
Epilogue: The Meaning of the Cockpit
Notes
For Further Reading
Index