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

  • List of Illustrations
  • Editor’s Note
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • 1. A Likely Lad for an Apprentice
  • 2. The Leather-Apron Man
  • 3. A Middling and a Rising People
  • 4. The Old England Man
  • 5. That Fine and Noble China Vase, the British Empire
  • 6. The Ungrateful Incendiary
  • 7. Bonhomme Richard
  • 8. Old, Heavy and a Little Indolent
  • Appendix: Who’s Who
  • Index

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