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The Life Of Benjamin Franklin: Journalist 1706-1730

Lemay, J. A. Leo

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ISBN 10: 0812238540 / ISBN 13: 9780812238549
Published by Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
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Title: The Life Of Benjamin Franklin: Journalist ...

Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr

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Named "one of the best books of 2006" by The New York Sun Described by Carl Van Doren as "a harmonious human multitude," Benjamin Franklin was the most famous American of his time, of perhaps any time. His life and careers were so varied and successful that he remains, even today, the epitome of the self-made man. Born into a humble tradesman's family, this adaptable genius rose to become an architect of the world's first democracy, a leading light in Enlightenment science, and a major creator of what has come to be known as the American character. Journalist, musician, politician, scientist, humorist, inventor, civic leader, printer, writer, publisher, businessman, founding father, and philosopher, Franklin is a touchstone for America's egalitarianism. The first volume traces young Franklin's life to his marriage in 1730. It traces the New England religious, political, and cultural contexts, exploring previously unknown influences on his philosophy and writing, and attributing new writings to him. After his move to Philadelphia, made famous in his Autobiography, Franklin became the Water American in London in 1725, where he was welcomed into that city's circle of freethinkers. Upon his return to the colonies, the sociable Franklin created a group of young friends, the Junto, devoted to self-improvement and philanthropy. He also started his own press and began to edit and publish the Pennsylvania Gazette, which became the most popular American paper of its day and the first to consistently feature American news.

Review:

"A labor of love balanced by thoughtful criticism. There is nothing like it."--"American Historical Review"

"The authoritative compendium of Franklin's remarkable exploits and contributions."--"Times Higher Education Supplement"

"Veteran Franklin scholar Lemay offers a highly detailed examination of one of the most fascinating of America's founders."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Recent books on Ben Franklin abound. However, this work, in the classic multivolume 'life and times' genre, is especially valuable. Highly recommended."--"Choice"

"Under Mr. Lemay's narrative spell, Franklin emerges as the greatest of Americans. . . . It takes an awesome biography to do justice to such a man, and that is exactly what Mr. Lemay is writing."--"New York Sun"

"Lemay's final output will do for the popular interest in our revolution and early founding what Douglas Southall Freeman's magisterial "Lee's Lieutenants" did for our fixation on the Civil War. . . . I can't wait for Mr. Lemay's next volumes."--"Washington Times"

"This colossal study . . . does for Franklin what Dumas Malone did for Thomas Jefferson. In sheer comprehensiveness, it surpasses any previous (and, one imagines, future) treatment. When completed, it promises to provide just about as complete a factual account of Franklin's life as it is possible to put together."--"Journal of American History"

"Lemay's magnificent opus manages to be accessible and interesting for the general reader while also valuable for the specialist. . . . For readers who want to luxuriate in the life and times of a fascinating man and who enjoy seeing how an expert historian examines evidence and reaches conclusions, this biography is indispensable. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal" (starred review)

"A labor of love balanced by thoughtful criticism. There is nothing like it."--"American Historical Review"

"Recent books on Ben Franklin abound. However, this work, in the classic multivolume 'life and times' genre, is especially valuable. Highly recommended."--"Choice"

"Veteran Franklin scholar Lemay offers a highly detailed examination of one of the most fascinating of America's founders."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Under Mr. Lemay's narrative spell, Franklin emerges as the greatest of Americans. . . . It takes an awesome biography to do justice to such a man, and that is exactly what Mr. Lemay is writing."--"New York Sun"

"Lemay's final output will do for the popular interest in our revolution and early founding what Douglas Southall Freeman's magisterial "Lee's Lieutenants" did for our fixation on the Civil War. . . . I can't wait for Mr. Lemay's next volumes."--"Washington Times"

"The authoritative compendium of Franklin's remarkable exploits and contributions."--"Times Higher Education Supplement"

"Lemay's magnificent opus manages to be accessible and interesting for the general reader while also valuable for the specialist. . . . For readers who want to luxuriate in the life and times of a fascinating man and who enjoy seeing how an expert historian examines evidence and reaches conclusions, this biography is indispensable. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal" (starred review)

"This colossal study . . . does for Franklin what Dumas Malone did for Thomas Jefferson. In sheer comprehensiveness, it surpasses any previous (and, one imagines, future) treatment. When completed, it promises to provide just about as complete a factual account of Franklin's life as it is possible to put together."--"Journal of American History"

"Lemay's magnificent opus manages to be accessible and interesting for the general reader while also valuable for the specialist. . . . For readers who want to luxuriate in the life and times of a fascinating man and who enjoy seeing how an expert historian examines evidence and reaches conclusions, this biography is indispensable. Highly recommended." "Library Journal" (starred review)"

"A labor of love balanced by thoughtful criticism. There is nothing like it." "American Historical Review""

"Veteran Franklin scholar Lemay offers a highly detailed examination of one of the most fascinating of America's founders." "Publishers Weekly""

"Lemay's final output will do for the popular interest in our revolution and early founding what Douglas Southall Freeman's magisterial "Lee's Lieutenants" did for our fixation on the Civil War. . . . I can't wait for Mr. Lemay's next volumes." "Washington Times""

"Recent books on Ben Franklin abound. However, this work, in the classic multivolume 'life and times' genre, is especially valuable. Highly recommended." "Choice""

"This colossal study . . . does for Franklin what Dumas Malone did for Thomas Jefferson. In sheer comprehensiveness, it surpasses any previous (and, one imagines, future) treatment. When completed, it promises to provide just about as complete a factual account of Franklin's life as it is possible to put together." "Journal of American History""

"The authoritative compendium of Franklin's remarkable exploits and contributions." "Times Higher Education Supplement""

"Under Mr. Lemay's narrative spell, Franklin emerges as the greatest of Americans. . . . It takes an awesome biography to do justice to such a man, and that is exactly what Mr. Lemay is writing." "New York Sun""

"A labor of love balanced by thoughtful criticism. There is nothing like it."--American Historical Review



"Veteran Franklin scholar Lemay offers a highly detailed examination of one of the most fascinating of America's founders."--Publishers Weekly



"Under Mr. Lemay's narrative spell, Franklin emerges as the greatest of Americans. . . . It takes an awesome biography to do justice to such a man, and that is exactly what Mr. Lemay is writing."--New York Sun



"Lemay's magnificent opus manages to be accessible and interesting for the general reader while also valuable for the specialist. . . . For readers who want to luxuriate in the life and times of a fascinating man and who enjoy seeing how an expert historian examines evidence and reaches conclusions, this biography is indispensable. Highly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review)



"The authoritative compendium of Franklin's remarkable exploits and contributions."--Times Higher Education Supplement



"This colossal study . . . does for Franklin what Dumas Malone did for Thomas Jefferson. In sheer comprehensiveness, it surpasses any previous (and, one imagines, future) treatment. When completed, it promises to provide just about as complete a factual account of Franklin's life as it is possible to put together."--Journal of American History



"Lemay's final output will do for the popular interest in our revolution and early founding what Douglas Southall Freeman's magisterial Lee's Lieutenants did for our fixation on the Civil War. . . . I can't wait for Mr. Lemay's next volumes."--Washington Times



"Recent books on Ben Franklin abound. However, this work, in the classic multivolume 'life and times' genre, is especially valuable. Highly recommended."--Choice

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