Benjamin Franklin

By: Morgan, Edmund S.

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Jacket faintly rubbed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 339 pp. Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a bestselling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires.

Title: Benjamin Franklin

Author: Morgan, Edmund S.

Categories: American, Political,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0300095325

ISBN Number 13: 9780300095326

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2281542

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY HISTORY AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHER,