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Benjamin Franklin An American Life

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ISBN-10: 074325807X

ISBN-13: 9780743258074

Edition: 2004

Authors: Walter Isaacson

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In this colourful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist and Founding Father.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.002

Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America
Pilgrim's Progress: Boston, 1706-1723
Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726
Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732
Public Citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748
Scientist and Inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751
Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756
Troubled Waters: London, 1757-1762
Home Leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764
Agent Provocateur: London, 1765-1770
Rebel: London, 1771-1775
Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776
Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778
Bon Vivant: Paris, 1778-1785
Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785
Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790
Epilogue
Conclusions
Cast of Characters
Chronology
Currency Conversions
Acknowledgments
Sources and Abbreviations
Notes
Index