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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Paperback – 1 June 2004

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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, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da VinciThe Innovators; Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.

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  • ASIN : 074325807X
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (1 June 2004)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 608 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780743258074
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0743258074
  • Item Weight : 792 g
  • Dimensions : 15.56 x 3.56 x 23.5 cm
  • Country of Origin : USA
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book of a Great Human written in a Great way
By Adns on 26 September 2017
Really inspiring and well written book.
Walter isaacson has done a great job taking throughout the life of Ben franklin in an adventurous way.
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Dear Amazon,
The quality of pages and the page lines is very poor , it doesn't qualify as a hardcover book. This high cost book is made, cut and bind in a very bad manner. This product is a duplicate replica of the original book.
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