Phoenix: Benjamin Franklin: A Biography

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The first full-scale biography of Benjamin Franklin for over sixty years. 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 came, served as the United States representative in Paris, intriguing for French aid and American victory.

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The first full-scale biography of Benjamin Franklin for over sixty years. 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 came, 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 of 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781842122723
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Series: Phoenix Press Series
  • Edition description: PBK ED
  • Pages: 544

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
The Importance of Being Franklin
1. Printer's Apprentice 3
2. A Talent to Succeed 31
3. The Professional Amateur 61
4. "Tribune of the People" 92
The Ambivalent American
5. Fighting the Proprietors 135
6. A Pennsylvania Interlude 167
7. Holding the Scales 182
8. The Fatal Error 217
Founding Father
9. Independence Claimed 263
10. Battle for Arms 292
11. Fight for Survival 307
12. The Road to Yorktown 343
13. Independence Won 373
14. Last Days of a Sage 394
References 421
Bibliography 483
Index 500
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