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I read this book immediately after reading H.W. Brands' Franklin biography, "The First American. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. R. Costas Jr.
This is a 5 star book. It reads like a story instead of a biography. It definitely challenges the pre-conceived notions I had about Ben Franklin. Read morePublished 16 months ago by cody gradwell
Excellent read. Filled with information that provided me with new insights on Franklin. It didn't strike me as overly critical, as do some biographies that seek to humanize epic... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Clayton Pigwillow
Wood's biography maps the evolution of how Franklin thought about America. Along the way, he also tracks the evolution of how Americans thought of themselves. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Scott Cromar
really well researched, so much fun to read, even today. Well written and very easy to read, would recommend it if you want to know both Ben and the historical time that he lived... Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by beverly bishop
Let me be clear: This is a scholarly, largely well-written book (though the author should know better to use the word "admonish" in the context of a negative instruction or... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Mithrandir
The information about Benjamin Franklin was very informative. Enjoyed the book would recommend to others to read. Good price for book, but shipping was rather high.Published on March 16, 2013 by Richard Raubenstine