Benjamin Franklin

by Walter Isaacson | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 074325807X Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCordelia-annewing from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Friday, July 2, 2021
I haven't read this yet but I'm registering it to honor this particular American life in honor of the 4th of July.

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In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.

Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America’s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard’s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCordelia-annewing at Atlanta, Georgia USA on Tuesday, December 7, 2021
This is a beautifully written book. I dipped into it but will not have time to read it anytime soon. I miss my father. This is just the sort of book he enjoyed so I will release it in his honor. I look forward to reading it within the next year or so.

Released 1 mo ago (12/8/2021 UTC) at Jefferson Park Little Library on N. Bayard in East Point, Georgia USA


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