During his 84-year life Benjamin Franklin was America's best scientist, inventor, publisher, business strategist, diplomat, and writer. He was also one of its most practical political thinkers. America's first great publicist, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public and polished it for posterity. In this riveting new biography Walter Isaacson provides readers with a full portrait of Franklin's public and private life - his loyal but neglected wife, his bastard son with whom he broke over going to war with England, his endless replacement families and his many amorous, but probably unconsummated, liaisons. But this is not just a biography of Benjamin Franklin but rather a fascinating look at American and European political history at that time. Isaacson examines the run up to the Revolutionary war, the intimate relations between Britain, France and the colonies and the decisive events that led to America's independence. Just as David McCullough brought life to the historic figure of John Adams, Isaacson portrays Franklin in the flesh, showing readers how this radical man helped define America's national character and personality.
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Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Gift quality. A superior copy without defect. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. x, 590 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmContents: Benjamin Franklin and the invention of America --Pilgrim's progress: Boston, 1706-1723 --Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726 --Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732 --Public citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748 --Scientist and inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751 --Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756 --Troubled waters: London, 1757-1762 --Home leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764 --Agent provocateur: London, 1765-1770 --Rebel: London, 1771-1775 --Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776 --Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778 --Bon vivant: Paris, 1778-1785 --Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785 --Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790 --Epilogue --Conclusions --Cast of characters --Chronology --Currency conversions. Summary: Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. Codice libro della libreria 1209090019
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