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Benjamin Franklin in London

Author : George Goodwin
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An account of Franklin's British years.

The Devious Dr Franklin Colonial Agent

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Benjamin Franklin

Author : Carl Van Doren
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The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Kenneth Lawing Penegar
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Benjamin Franklin, it seems, was a reluctant revolutionary. In tracing the course of his political transformation, this book will explore the social and political understandings and misunderstandings that both sustained and divided Britain and its colonies in North America. At the center of the story is Benjamin Franklin's decision in late 1772 to use a cache of personal letters that had fallen in his lap in London for revelation in Massachusetts - essentially a Wikileaks for 1772 - and the consequences of that decision for himself and for the cause of an amicable settlement of differences between the colonies and the British government. The personal side of Franklin's life in London is explored fully enough for the reader to appreciate both his strong attachment to the place and the inevitable sense of loss from which he reluctantly retreated in the spring of 1775 upon his departure from Britain and return to Philadelphia. In the tradition of narrative history, this book combines two main stories, each one complementing the other. Woven into the chronological and social history is a tale with an air of genuine suspense and mystery about it, revolving around Franklin's publication of private correspondence with political ramifications. The "leak" was a shock to all, and had consequences for the prospect of avoiding a deeper rift with Britain, a cause Franklin pursued with increasing frustration in the last few years before the American Revolution. There are notable editorial innovations in the book. The appendices contain full transcripts of significant documents of the time (a first) as well as a thorough exploration of the mystery over the identity of Franklin's source for the Hutchinson letters. A practical 'time-line' is included showing major correlative events.This work will fill a partial void in the late colonial period in American history and will deepen our understanding of the role of the American with the most extensive experience of British political and cultural sensibilities of the time.

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Author : Hazel Wilkinson
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Benjamin Franklin

Author : Walter Isaacson
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Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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A biography of the statesman, scientist, and businessman describing his life and achievements.

Benjamin Franklin Book of Recipes

Author : Hilaire Dubourcq
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This is a collection of recipes from the time of Benjamin Franklin, complemented by anecdotes about his extraordinary life in Boston and Philadelphia, London and Paris. Each chapter is set at a location where Franklin lived or was a visitor, and the menus reflect the food eaten at that time. The recipes are from several sources, including some by the great statesman himself. Among the period recipes and anecdotes, the reader will encounter some more modern recipes, and excursions into the origins of food and drink, all served with a liberal scattering of Franklin's quotations.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
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Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.

Autobiography Poor Richard and Later Writings

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Ryan P. Randolph
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Traces the life of Benjamin Franklin, discussing his accomplishments and contributions as a printer, inventor, politician, philanthropist, and scientist.

Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin

Author : Rae Katherine Eighmey
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"With 62 authentic recipes updated for the modern kitchen"--Cover.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Christopher J. Murrey
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Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America's most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the 'Declaration of Independence', and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. This book presents a detailed and riveting review of Franklin's life based on excerpts from the renowned 1899 book on Franklin by Sydney George Fisher. This overview is augmented by a substantial selective bibliography, which features access through title, subject and author indexes.

When London was Capital of America

Author : Julie Flavell
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This book recreates London's hey day as the centre of an empire t hat encompassed North America and the West Indies.

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin

Author : Jane H. Gould
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Benjamin Franklin is among one of the most well known founding fathers, yet he was never the President of the United States. Benjamin Franklin was a noted author, printer, postmaster, politician, philosopher, inventor, scientist, and diplomat, among other career highlights and talents. His inventions include bifocals, the potbellied stove, and the lightning rod. He is best known for his experiments with electricity involving a kite and a metal key. In politics, Franklin was the only Founding Father to sign all four of the major documents that contributed to the founding of the United States. He signed the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Paris, the Treaty of Alliance with France, and the U.S. Constitution. Readers will enjoy discovering more about this unique and influential man through this exciting, graphic retelling of his life.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Harold Bloom
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Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom.

Benjamin Franklin

Author : Lucia Raatma
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Provides a brief biography of America's first Renaissance man, discussing his scientific achievements and his role in writing the Constitution.