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Benjamin Franklin

An American Life

Benjamin Franklin( )
Author: Isaacson, Walter
ISBN:978-0-684-80761-4
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

Rescuing Franklin from the cliché of the genial codger, the bestselling author of KISSINGER celebrates the most advanced and earthy of the founding fathers in a riveting biography that brings Benjamin Franklin to life.

Book Details
Pages:608
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Biography & Autobiography / Political
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.25 x 1.7 Inches
Book Weight:2.13 Pounds
Author Biography
Isaacson, Walter (Author)
Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics.

He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003.

He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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