Benjamin Franklin: A Biography

Benjamin Franklin: A Biography

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by Ronald William Clark
     
 

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This fully documented account of the 'first American' gives a detailed and lively picture of the writer who invented the lightning conductor; the politician who spent years as emissary in London trying to prevent the American War of Independence; the statesman who, when war acme, served as the United States representative in Paris, intriguing for French aid and

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This fully documented account of the 'first American' gives a detailed and lively picture of the writer who invented the lightning conductor; the politician who spent years as emissary in London trying to prevent the American War of Independence; the statesman who, when war acme, served as the United States representative in Paris, intriguing for French aid and American victory. In a series of masterly chapters, Ronald Clark unravels the story of the successful printer and publisher whose electrical research brought him membership pf the Royal Society, whose lobbying work played a part in the repeal of the notorious Stamp Act - one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the author and printer of Poor Richard's Almanack.

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Historical biographer Clark took on Colonial America's arguably most colorful character in this 1983 biography. This Castle reprint offers a quality hardcover edition for $12.99, far less than the original $22.50 price. Jump on it. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780306803680
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Da Capo paperback paperback ed
Pages:
544

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