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The Washington Post Book World The most readable full-length Franklin biography available.

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  • ASIN : 074325807X
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster (June 1, 2004)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 586 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780743258074
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0743258074
  • Item Weight : 1.75 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.4 x 9.25 inches
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