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Title Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world / Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; photography by Peter Harholdt.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2005]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  973.3092 FRA    AVAILABLE
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Description xix, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Note "Essays by Ellen R. Cohn, James N. Green, E. Philip Krider, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, J.A. Leo Lemay, Robert Middlekauff, Billy G. Smith, and Page Talbott."
Published as a companion to a traveling exhibition "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Statesmen -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Scientists -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Inventors -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Printers -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Talbott, Page.
Dunn, Richard S.
Van Horne, John C.
ISBN 0300107994 (alk. paper)
9780300107999 (alk. paper)
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