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The first American : the life and times of Benjamin Franklin, H.W. Brands

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The first American : the life and times of Benjamin Franklin
Title
The first American
Title remainder
the life and times of Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first major biography of Benjamin Franklin in more than sixty years, The First American is history on a grand scale -- a work of meticulous scholarship and a thoroughly engaging portrait of the foremost American of his day. Diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, wit, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America's first Renaissance man. The eighteenth-century genius comes to life in this masterwork by acclaimed historian H.W. Brands, whose access to previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources makes this the definitive biography. A much-needed reminder of Franklin's greatness and humanity, The First American provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure, the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his legacy, and a pivotal era in American life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TUK
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
B83 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The first American : the life and times of Benjamin Franklin, H.W. Brands
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [717]-747) and index
Contents
Prologue : January 29, 1774 -- Boston Beginnings : 1706-23 -- Friends and Other Strangers : 1723-24 -- London Once : 1724-26 -- An Imprint of His Own : 1726-30 -- Poor Richard : 1730-35 -- Citizen : 1735-40 -- Arc of Empire : 1741-48 -- Electricity and Fame : 1748-51 -- A Taste of Politics : 1751-54 -- Join or Die : 1754-55 -- The People's Colonel : 1755-57 -- A Larger Stage : 1757-58 -- Imperialist : 1759-60 -- Briton : 1760-62 -- Rising in the West : 1762-64 -- Stamps and Statesmanship : 1764-66 -- Duties and Pleasures : 1766-67 -- Reason and Riot : 1768-69 -- The Rift Widens : 1770-71 -- To Kick a Little : 1772-73 -- The Cockpit : 1774-75 -- Rebel : 1775-76 -- Salvation in Paris : 1776-78 -- Bonhomme Richard : 1778-79 -- Minister Plenipotentiary : 1779-81 -- Blessed Work : 1781-82 -- Savant : 1783-85 -- Home : 1785-86 -- Sunrise at Dusk : 1786-87 -- To Sleep : 1787-90 -- Epilogue : April 17, 1990
Control code
ocm49400426
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
765 p.
Isbn
9780385495400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005453313
System control number
(OCoLC)49400426
Label
The first American : the life and times of Benjamin Franklin, H.W. Brands
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [717]-747) and index
Contents
Prologue : January 29, 1774 -- Boston Beginnings : 1706-23 -- Friends and Other Strangers : 1723-24 -- London Once : 1724-26 -- An Imprint of His Own : 1726-30 -- Poor Richard : 1730-35 -- Citizen : 1735-40 -- Arc of Empire : 1741-48 -- Electricity and Fame : 1748-51 -- A Taste of Politics : 1751-54 -- Join or Die : 1754-55 -- The People's Colonel : 1755-57 -- A Larger Stage : 1757-58 -- Imperialist : 1759-60 -- Briton : 1760-62 -- Rising in the West : 1762-64 -- Stamps and Statesmanship : 1764-66 -- Duties and Pleasures : 1766-67 -- Reason and Riot : 1768-69 -- The Rift Widens : 1770-71 -- To Kick a Little : 1772-73 -- The Cockpit : 1774-75 -- Rebel : 1775-76 -- Salvation in Paris : 1776-78 -- Bonhomme Richard : 1778-79 -- Minister Plenipotentiary : 1779-81 -- Blessed Work : 1781-82 -- Savant : 1783-85 -- Home : 1785-86 -- Sunrise at Dusk : 1786-87 -- To Sleep : 1787-90 -- Epilogue : April 17, 1990
Control code
ocm49400426
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
765 p.
Isbn
9780385495400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005453313
System control number
(OCoLC)49400426

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