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The Resource Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker

Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker

Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity
Title
Young Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
the birth of ingenuity
Statement of responsibility
Nick Bunker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius."--
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of "Making Haste from Babylon" presents an account of Ben Franklin's early life to share insights into the challenges he overcame in a harsh colonial world and the passion for knowledge that inspired his scientific achievements
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10729386
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bunker, Nick
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
B8833 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the birth of ingenuity
Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The enigmatic seer -- Part one: Beginnings -- His ingenious kin -- Coats of many colors -- Coming to America -- Part two: A Boston boy -- His happy childhood -- Mr. Pemberton's method -- For the love of books -- Part three: The breakout -- The New-England Courant -- The crusade of the Delaware -- Forgetting Boston -- Little Britain -- The papists of Duke Street -- Part four: The weekly grind -- Seaweed, sickness, and the junto -- Citizen Franklin -- Years of success -- The Devil's instrument -- War and Mr. Whitefield -- Part five; The dawn of American science -- A change of life -- Colden, Franklin, and the two frontiers -- A calling found -- Epilogue: An uneasy spirit
Control code
on1013993055
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874417
Lccn
2017057711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1013993055
Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The enigmatic seer -- Part one: Beginnings -- His ingenious kin -- Coats of many colors -- Coming to America -- Part two: A Boston boy -- His happy childhood -- Mr. Pemberton's method -- For the love of books -- Part three: The breakout -- The New-England Courant -- The crusade of the Delaware -- Forgetting Boston -- Little Britain -- The papists of Duke Street -- Part four: The weekly grind -- Seaweed, sickness, and the junto -- Citizen Franklin -- Years of success -- The Devil's instrument -- War and Mr. Whitefield -- Part five; The dawn of American science -- A change of life -- Colden, Franklin, and the two frontiers -- A calling found -- Epilogue: An uneasy spirit
Control code
on1013993055
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874417
Lccn
2017057711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)1013993055

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