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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Hardcover – 15 August 2003

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"The New York Times Book Review" A thoroughly researched, crisply written, convincingly argued chronicle.

"The New York Times" In its common sense, clarity and accessibility, it is a fitting reflection of Franklin's sly pragmatism....This may be the book that most powerfully drives a new pendulum swing of the Franklin reputation.

"The New Yorker" Energetic, entertaining, and worldly.

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

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Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson

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