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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
     

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

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by Gordon S. Wood
 

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From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious. In

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Americanization of Benjamin Franklin 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Historygal3 More than 1 year ago
When I picked this up I expected a typical biography on one of America's founding fathers, but instead I was surprised to find a witty and probing look into the development of Benjamin Franklin as an American icon. This is the type of book that makes you question what you really learned in school and what the American revolution really meant. With a rash of "founding father" books having hit the market recently this is one that definatley stands above the others and you certainly don't have to be a history lover to enjoy this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just listened to the audio book on a long road trip. It was fascinating! How could I be 60+ and not be familiar with these facts, stories and myths? Read the earlier reviews - however I found the reader for the audio version to be easy to listen to, and now that I am home I am listening to the entire 10 hours again. If you enjoy history, this book is a must-read to challenge your knowledge and understanding of our Founding Fathers, Franklin in particular. Everyone on my holiday gift list will receive this book in 2014. Best and most memorable book i have read in recent years - worthy of all the awards received by the author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A unique approach.
Kaitlin Nicolls More than 1 year ago
When i downloaded this book the text was not organized or correct. Do not purchase!
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NeilNY More than 1 year ago
Wood`s book is excessively long and repetitive at the beginning, and the reader for the CD version is the worst choice I`ve ever heard - monotone, soporific, BORING.