Головна Benjamin Franklin : an American Life

Benjamin Franklin : an American Life

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.

Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America’s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard’s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.

In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin’s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.

Review

The Washington Post Book World The most readable full-length Franklin biography available.

The New Yorker Energetic, entertaining, and worldly.

The New York Times In its common sense, clarity and accessibility, it is a fitting reflection of Franklin's sly pragmatism....This may be the book that most powerfully drives a new pendulum swing of the Franklin reputation.

The New York Times Book Review A thoroughly researched, crisply written, convincingly argued chronicle.

About the Author

Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of  Time magazine. He is the author of  Leonardo da VinciThe InnovatorsSteve Jobs;  Einstein: His Life and Universe;  Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and  Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of  The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson

Рік:
2003
Видання:
Paperback Book Club
Видавництво:
Simon & Schuster
Мова:
english
Сторінки:
608
ISBN 10:
0-7432-6084-8
ISBN 13:
978-0-7432-6084-8
Файл:
EPUB, 646 KB
Завантажити (epub, 646 KB)

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YoYo
Can be used as a supplements to the Autobiography of the Benjamin Franklin who understand him better.
Awesome book tbh.
21 September 2020 (18:38) 
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