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The Compleated Biography: (1757-1790)

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Benjamin Franklin's celebrated Autobiography, published after his death, is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time…but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life's story in 1757, when he was only fifty–one. He planned to write more—a lot more, but never did. He lived another thirty–three full, eventful, and dramatic years, some of the most dramatic years in American history, years in which Franklin was America's advocate in London, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and was America's ...

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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1757-1790)

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Overview

Benjamin Franklin's celebrated Autobiography, published after his death, is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time…but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life's story in 1757, when he was only fifty–one. He planned to write more—a lot more, but never did. He lived another thirty–three full, eventful, and dramatic years, some of the most dramatic years in American history, years in which Franklin was America's advocate in London, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and was America's wartime ambassador to France. During these years Franklin also helped write our nation's Constitution and planned an American Empire that would displace the British.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596985292
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,222,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
List of Illustrations     xi
Introduction     xv
Benjamin Franklin and His Autobiography: A Summary     xxiii
Preface   Benjamin Franklin (1789)     1
First Mission to England, 1757-62     5
Return to Philadelphia, 1762-64     21
Second Mission to England, 1764-75     31
Congress and the Declaration of Independence, 1775-76     105
Minister to France, 1776-78: The Treaty of Alliance     135
Minister to France, 1778-79: An Ambassador's Life     157
Minister to France, 1779-81: The War Continues     193
Minister to France, 1781-83: Peace Treaty with England     247
Minister to France, 1783-85: My Last Years in Paris     285
The Creation of a New Nation, 1785-87     329
My Final Years, 1787     369
Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Franklin, 1788-89     393
Afterword     409
Sources     417
Important Dates     449
Cast of Characters     453
About the Compiler and Editor     463
Index     465
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