The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

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Gordon S. Wood, a leading historian of the revolutionary era, gives a convincing reappraisal of Benjamin Franklin and his remarkable life.

Why did Benjamin Franklin retire from business and become gentleman? Why did he admire the British Empire—and join the American Revolution? Why did he begin writing his Autobiography when he did? And how did the "first American" become an American in the first place?

Renowned historian Gordon S. Wood spent ten years studying a legend. In this untraditional biography, he penetrates beneath 200 years' accumulation of images and representations to find the historical Franklin. He places his subject's amazing life in its 18th century context and shatters forever the comforting stereotypes: homespun patriot, cracker-barrel philosopher, folksy founder, genial self-improver. Groundbreaking and riveting, this book is a must for anyone interested in American history and the roots of American character.

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subject_facetFranklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Influence
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Public opinion
Inventors -- United States -- Biography
Printers -- United States -- Biography
Public opinion -- United States
Scientists -- United States -- Biography
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
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Franklin, Benjamin
History
Influence
Inventors
Nonfiction
Printers
Public opinion
Scientists
Statesmen