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 History & Current Affairs >>Revolutionary Period
Lives And Legacies Series
Author   : Benjamin Franklin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN No. : 0-19-530535-3
Availability : Available
No. Of Pages : 143
     
Description :
The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "the greatest man and ornament of his age." In this short, engaging biography, historian Edwin S. Gaustad offers a marvelous portrait of this towering colonial figure, illuminating Franklin's character and personality. Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer.

 

 
   
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