Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

In Search of A Better World

Book - 2005
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Yale University

The first extensively illustrated book documenting Franklin’s life and work—a must-have for any Franklin enthusiast.


Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World 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. This comprehensive guide, combining new scholarship with unique images—many of which have never been exhibited before—will be a must-have for anyone interested in Franklin.



Baker & Taylor
Celebrates the three-hundredth birthday of the versatile and profoundly influential founding father through essays and images, and accompanies the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition.

Blackwell North Amer
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World 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. This comprehensive guide, combining new scholarship with unique images - many of which have never been seen before - will be a must-have for anyone interested in Franklin.

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780300107999
0300107994
Characteristics: xix, 375 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.

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