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The Resource Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson

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Benjamin Franklin : an American life
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
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Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us--an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself. America's first great publicist, he was consciously trying to create a new American archetype. In the process, he carefully crafted his own persona, portrayed it in public, and polished it for posterity. His guiding principle was a "dislike of everything that tended to debase the spirit of the common people." Few of his fellow founders felt this comfort with democracy so fully, and none so intuitively. In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father. He chronicles Franklin's tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris. He also shows how Franklin helped to create the American character and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century
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TEFOD
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Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
973.3/092
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not applicable
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LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
I83 2004cab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by Nelson Runger
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Runger, Nelson
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • United States
  • United States
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Label
Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=551160
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
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online resource
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (24 hr., 40 min., 30 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9781442342170
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital.
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sound
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  • other
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other
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0B379166-D254-4592-B4D5-FFC2254119FB
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  • on1090300607
  • (OCoLC)1090300607
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Label
Benjamin Franklin : an American life, Walter Isaacson
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=551160
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (24 hr., 40 min., 30 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442342170
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
0B379166-D254-4592-B4D5-FFC2254119FB
System control number
  • on1090300607
  • (OCoLC)1090300607
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not applicable
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