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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

ISBN 10: 0143035282 / 0-14-303528-2
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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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A leading historian of the American Revolution offers an incisive portrait of the complex, often contradictory figure of Benjamin Franklin, a man who was at once the quintessential American and a cosmopolitan lover of Europe, a one-time loyalist turned revolutionary, and an ambassador whose French diplomacy, crucial to the American cause, became a source of suspicion at home. Reprint.

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"A fascinating portrait of Franklin, not only as a forefather but as a man."

Publishers Weekly, 03/22/2004

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"[A] dazzling biographical essay....THE AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN does justice to its subject by enabling us to understand Franklin in all his richness and complexity."

John Brewer, New York Review of Books, 07/15/2004

 

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