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The Resource Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [et al.] ; photography by Peter Harholdt

Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [et al.] ; photography by Peter Harholdt

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Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
in search of a better world
Statement of responsibility
Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [et al.] ; photography by Peter Harholdt
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Language
eng
Summary
Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of Franklin's life and cover the full range of his interests and achievements, illustrated by more than 265 color images--portraits, manuscripts, drawings, maps, paintings, engravings, and a plethora of Franklin's possessions, from teacups to printing equipment.--From publisher description
Summary
Celebrates the three-hundredth birthday of the versatile and profoundly influential founding father through essays and images, and accompanies the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition
Biography type
individual biography
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170493
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
B485 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Talbott, Page
  • Dunn, Richard S
  • Van Horne, John C
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True
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
Target audience
adult
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in search of a better world
Label
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [et al.] ; photography by Peter Harholdt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005005185.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-339) and index
Contents
  • Benjamin Franklin at home
  • Page Talbott
  • Benjamin Franklin's science
  • E. Philip Krider
  • Benjamin Franklin, pragmatic visionary : politician, statesman, diplomat
  • Robert Middlekauff
  • The printer at Passy
  • Ellen R. Cohn
  • At the end, an abolitionist? by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner
  • Afterword: The end of his pragmatism
  • Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times
  • Edmund S. Morgan
  • Walter Isaacson
  • The life of Benjamin Franklin
  • J. A. Leo Lemay
  • Benjamin Franklin, printer
  • James N. Green
  • Benjamin Franklin, civic improver
  • Billy G. Smith
Control code
ocm58042929
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xix, 375 p.
Isbn
9780300107999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005185
Other control number
9780300107999
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
Label
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [et al.] ; photography by Peter Harholdt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005005185.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-339) and index
Contents
  • Benjamin Franklin at home
  • Page Talbott
  • Benjamin Franklin's science
  • E. Philip Krider
  • Benjamin Franklin, pragmatic visionary : politician, statesman, diplomat
  • Robert Middlekauff
  • The printer at Passy
  • Ellen R. Cohn
  • At the end, an abolitionist? by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner
  • Afterword: The end of his pragmatism
  • Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times
  • Edmund S. Morgan
  • Walter Isaacson
  • The life of Benjamin Franklin
  • J. A. Leo Lemay
  • Benjamin Franklin, printer
  • James N. Green
  • Benjamin Franklin, civic improver
  • Billy G. Smith
Control code
ocm58042929
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xix, 375 p.
Isbn
9780300107999
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005185
Other control number
9780300107999
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)

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