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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Good

    Started out fast but has slowed down. Well written

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    Very scholarly work. I can see why Steve Jobs chose him as his biographer.

    Ben was a flirtatious dude. He lead a a very creative life granting himself a big altitude with the ladies. But he was very preachy with the women in his family constantly lecturing in his family correspondence. This is my second B. Franklyn biography and it is by far the best researched.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    Just OK

    Perhaps its the subject but I imagine that Ben Franklin's life is much more interesting than the book makes it out to be. The writing isn't terrible, but it isn't story telling at it's finest either. The book does it's job in a rather slow plodding way, but I'm not drawn into it the way I am with other historical writers (e.g. The Great Bridge). It's keeping my interest enough to finish it, but I really only get through 2 or 3 pages each night before I'm ready to fall asleep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2005

    Way tooooooooo long!!!

    I gave it a 3 because the book was very interesting and very informative, however I do disagree with it being entertaining because of the length. Chockful of nice details but at the same time some of the details were just too trivial. If instead of 24 hours...perhaps the length were cut in half I would certainly give it a 4 or even a 5. zzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!

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