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Benjamin Franklin

An American Life

by Walter Isaacson

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, he seems made of flesh rather than of marble. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin seems to turn to us from h...
Publish Date
2004
May 31
Goodreads rating
4
ISBN
8601400226605
Tags
united-statesbiographypoliticssciencehistory
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
I read this book and I am blown away and a little sad because I feel like, 'God damn, I went through all this education. No one ever taught me any of this stuff.'     source