Benjamin Franklin

An American Life
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (24.67 hours)
Product Number: Z3102
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449886066
Narrator/s: Nelson Runger
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In this new biography, Isaacson has a keen eye for the genius of a man whose fingerprints lie everywhere in our history--the story of Benjamin Franklin.


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Benjamin Franklin
Product Number: BX00000888
Product Number:Z3102
Product Number:C2740

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Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Product Number C2740
Released: Nov 10, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402592959
Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Product Number EB00574822
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743260848

Professional reviews

"Walter Isaacson's biography celebrates the life of one of American history's most fascinating and complex characters. Tracing Franklin's roots from birth to the various stages of his adult life--shopkeeper, inventor, statesman--Isaacson details every facet of Franklin, including some of his more scandalous adventures. The result is a portrait of not just the well-known diplomat, but also a portrait of the brilliant, manipulative, and shrewd person whom the public did not always see. Nelson Runger reads with an air of authority and eloquence that permits the biography to flow smoothly. While the book is lengthy--and some may prefer an abridgment--Isaacson's attention to detail and Runger's powerful performance combine to make a work that many will consider the definitive biography of this Founding Father. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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