Pdf/E–book (The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin)


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  • The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
  • H.W. Brands
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  • 19 July 2019
  • 9780385495400

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summary The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Urces acclaimed historian H W Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth century genius A much needed reminder of Franklin’s greatness and humanity The First American is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure a vital era in American life and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his lega. I haven t read any of the author s other works so I can t comment on how his style and craft may be evolving but this book is well written well thought out and as far as I can discern well researchedLike most people I ve known of Franklin all my life well less about 6 years And like most people I also knew he flew a kite in an electrical storm which seems rather foolhardy to down right dangerous if you understand what the uantity of power in a typical lightning strike is invented the lightning rod was a printer by trade wrote and published Poor Richard s Almanac invented the Franklin stove had something to do with the US Postal System and was a diplomat in France at some pointUnlike most people I also knew that he was honored by having his name engraved into the assembly hall of the Boston Latin School and in the 7th grade was reuired to read The Autobiography of Ben Franklin along with another colonial thriller Johnny TremainWhat I learned from this book was a great deal To go over all of the specifics would probably take a sizable fraction of the book itself So I ll restrict my comments to a few choice morselsFranklin spent years in both England and France I mean years Ok I knew about when he was young and drank water while all his co workers drank lots of beer in a print shop in England He was there for extended visits in both countries England first before actual armed rebellion and then France Heck he even planned on living in England permanently because he was so well accepted and so pleased with the culture intellectual environment and big city lifeFranklin s experiment with the kite was well designed to minimize risks to the experimenter but others repeated it and at at least one got a serious shock chalk one up to the stunningly obvious But the kite experiment was one of a series that helped define that various phenomena were all interrelated and described the same basic underlying principle or forcesAll of Franklin s real innovation and contribution to the organization and operation of the Postal Service came during decades of part time effort as a Royal appointee His work with the post revolutionary USPS was basically to restore the fine operation that he had already createdFranklin did not patent and essentially gave away the plans for the Franklin fireplace ie stove to help people heat the homes with less fuel and with less moneyI could go on and on but if anything I ve written here intrigues you go out and read the bookAnd yes I liked it Metaltown of the eighteenth century genius A much needed reminder Laughter, The Best Malaysian of Franklin’s greatness and humanity The First American is a work Esther of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh of a legendary historical figure a vital era in American life and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his lega. 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summary The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF National Bestseller He was the foremost American of his day yet today he is little than a mythic caricature in the public imagination Benjamin Franklin perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America comes vividly to life in this masterly biographyWit diplomat scientist philosopher businessman inventor and bon vivant Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first. RTCmaybe

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summary The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Renaissance man From penniless runaway to highly successful printer from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America’s independence Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired figures whose circle included the likes of Voltaire Hume Burke and Kant Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other so. A rebellion is always legal in the first person such as our rebellion It is only in the third person their rebellion that it becomes illegal Ben FranklinTouching the history of the venerated Founding Fathers who apparently descended from heaven to wage war against George III is a difficult task So it was with trepidation that I started this book wondering what new angle yet another biographer was going to try to discover By the time I finished it took me almost as long as the Revolutionary War itselfthis is a big tome I felt Mr Franklin was no longer a god but a self made guy I could relate to albeit in a very respectful reverent wayHe was one of seventeen children 17 I mean think of that There was no welfare system no Google apps no convenience stores How did a Founding Father emerge from that burden He was apprenticed to an older brother but ran away which made him a fugitive in New England so he wound up in Pennsylvania a colony run as a personal holding by the Penn family it isn t just Franklin we learn about in this book Then Franklin began his extraordinary life I lost track of his inventions of his process enhancements long before kaizen existed of his frontier defense ideas of his diplomatic victories of hisit never endsIf the Brits had treated Franklin and his views with respect there probably wouldn t have been a consolidated revolution When he made the decision for independence he never looked back John Adams and Thomas Jefferson led with passion but The Sage was the one behind them filling the gaps As the book explains the Yanks didn t suddenly throw tea into the sea and demand the cutting of the cord from the Mother Countryresentment had been building for decades Faced with having to bear the physical and financial burden of fighting England s wars on their home soil but then watching as the King and his cabinet made post fight decisions without regard to the feelings of the colonists the Ben Franklins and George Washingtons slowly turned from loyal subjects to disgruntled rebels The waves do not rise but when the winds blowI think what I liked about this book and Franklin himself was his outlook He wasn t one of the high born southerners or British ground swillers In essence he embodied the middle class the shopkeepers of the world As he created his own wealth he understood its use was to purchase one s own freedom Freedom to travel freedom to eat what one wants freedom to work or not work freedom to choose one s own doctor freedom to read the books one wants to read freedom to print the books one wants to print He never patented his inventions as he felt they should be available to help all not just the 1 percenters of the world We ve spawned a new race Rougher simpler violent enterprising less refined We re a new nationality We reuire a new nation This book takes that path to help us understand the man behind the man Franklin could be infuriating he stayed overseas instead of coming home to his dying wife he severed all ties with his Loyalist son but he was right and far far ahead of his time It s a LONG read but worth itPlus it helped me get past the Ben Franklin of the movie musical whom I have always loved because he was the one Founding Father I could envision singing and dancing on a staircase while the United States was being founded Book Season Autumn kites and storms


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    Pdf/E–book (The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin) #2 Best Book I Read in 2019 I'm making my way through the history of the American Revolution by reading one book about every founding father So far I've read Chernow's books on Hamilton and Washington and this one by HW BrandsEach book has shown me the same exact stories and events but told through different eyes I'm ge

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    Pdf/E–book (The First American The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin) The best biography I've ever read Franklin is so human I could walk into the next room and not be surprised to see him setting thereThe biographer also makes a very compelling argument that Ben Franklin was the most indispensable figure in the American Revolutionary adventure Or at least tied with WashingtonMost historians agree that without George Washington there's nobody else who could've stepped forward to success

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