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Author Wood, Gordon S.

Title The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin [Hoopla electronic resource] / Gordon S. Wood.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Peter Johnson.
Summary Why did Benjamin Franklin retire from business and become gentleman? Why did he admire the British Empire - and join the American Revolution? Why did he begin writing his Autobiography when he did? And how did the "first American" become an American in the first place? Renowned historian Gordon S. Wood spent ten years studying a legend. In this untraditional biography, he penetrates beneath 200 years' accumulation of images and representations to find the historical Franklin. He places his subject's amazing life in its 18th century context and shatters forever the comforting stereotypes: homespun patriot, cracker-barrel philosopher, folksy founder, genial self-improver. Groundbreaking and riveting, this book is a must for anyone interested in American history and the roots of American character.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Influence.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Public opinion.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Printers -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Public opinion -- United States. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Johnson, Peter, 1945-
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781598873238 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1598873237 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11419424
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