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The Resource Benjamin Franklin, Edwin S. Gaustad

Benjamin Franklin, Edwin S. Gaustad

Label
Benjamin Franklin
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Edwin S. Gaustad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist and inventor, statesman, musician, and abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, spiced with quotations from Franklin's own extensive writings. The book describes how the hardworking Franklin became at age 24 the most successful printer in Pennsylvania and how by 42, with the help of Poor Richard's Almanack, he had amassed enough wealth to retire from business. We then follow Franklin's next brilliant career, as an inventor and scientist, examining his pioneering work on electricity and his inventions of the Franklin Stove, the lightning rod, and bifocals, as well as his mapping of the Gulf Stream, a major contribution to navigation."
  • "Lastly, the book covers Franklin's role as America's leading statesman, ranging from his years in England before the Revolutionary War to his time in France thereafter, highlighting his many contributions to the cause of liberty. Along the way, Gaustad sheds light on Franklin's personal life, including his troubled relationship with his illegitimate son William, who remained a Loyalist during the Revolution, and Franklin's thoughts on such topics as religion and morality."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaustad, Edwin S.
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lives and legacies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edwin S. Gaustad
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The improper Bostonian -- B. Franklin, printer -- Doctor Franklin -- Pennsylvania politics -- The road to separation -- War and peace -- New nation and aged patriarch
Control code
ocm70208437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 143 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423785125
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70208437
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Benjamin Franklin, Edwin S. Gaustad
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The improper Bostonian -- B. Franklin, printer -- Doctor Franklin -- Pennsylvania politics -- The road to separation -- War and peace -- New nation and aged patriarch
Control code
ocm70208437
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 143 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423785125
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70208437
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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