A Benjamin Franklin Reader

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Simon and Schuster, 15.06.2005 - 576 Seiten
A selection of Benjamin Franklin’s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.

Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, this collection of Franklin’s writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America’s favorite founder and wit. Includes an introductory essay exploring Franklin’s life and impact as a writer, and each piece is accompanied by a preface and notes that provide background, context, and analysis.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

Very, very interesting. Benjamin Franklin, while definitely a strange fellow, was certainly a genius and one of the best writers of all time. What scares me is that because he's so good, he almost ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Introduction
1
TheYoung Apprentice
7
The Philadelphia Printer
43
Poor Richard and Friends
91
The Public Citizen
131
Lobbyist in London
185
American Rebel
257
Ambassador in Paris
267
Constitutional Sage
355
The Autobiography
395
About the Author
553
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2005)

Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson

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