Cover: Benjamin Franklin in PAPERBACK

Benjamin Franklin

His Life as He Wrote It

Edited by Esmond Wright

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PAPERBACK

$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674066557

Publication Date: 10/01/1996

Academic Trade

312 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones

North America only

Wright has chosen passages that reveal Franklin’s daily life and public career, his wit and wisdom, and Wright gives continuity to them with brief introductions and comments.—Edmund S. Morgan, The New York Review of Books

This book…allows one to become much better acquainted with the enduring Mr. Franklin. And that is a delight.—Keith Henderson, The Christian Science Monitor

By judiciously selecting from [a] vast potpourri of materials, Wright has created a single, manageable work that functions as the penultimate introduction to Franklin in all his guises… Any person seeking to know Franklin the man, the scientist, the printer, and the patriot could not find a better introduction.—Donald McGraw, Science

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