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Title 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 . [and others] ; photography by Peter Harholdt..

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  OVERSIZE 92 FRANKLIN    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. FRANKLIN, B.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  OV 973.3 BEN    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  OV 920 FRA    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B FRANKLIN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B FRANKLIN BENJAMIN    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  B FRANKLIN BEN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B FRANKLIN    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  973.3 BEN    Check Shelf

Description xix, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) and index.
Contents Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times / Walter Isaacson -- The life of Benjamin Franklin / J. A. Leo Lemay -- Benjamin Franklin, printer / James N. Green -- Benjamin Franklin, civic improver / Billy G. Smith -- 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? / rEmma J. Lapsansky-Werner -- Afterword: The end of his pragmatism / Edmund S. Morgan.
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.
Note Gift from Yale UNiversity Press
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Statesmen -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Scientists -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Inventors -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Printers -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Talbott, Page.
Dunn, Richard S.
Van Horne, John C.
ISBN 0300107994 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780300107999 (alk. paper) 54000
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