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Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson.. Complexly satisfying is this new(er) biography of the many-times-biographed Ben. Depth and pentimento in the revelations here painted will cause you to see afresh through your bifocals.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Following closely on the heels of Edmund Morgan's justly acclaimed Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson's longer biography easily holds its own. How do the two books differ? Isaacson's is more detailed; it lingers over such matters as the nature of Franklin's complex family circumstances and his relations with others, and it pays closer attention to each of his extraordinary achievements."

Publisher’s Weekly

"Energetic, entertaining, and worldly."

The New Yorker

Author bio: Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter. More information can be found here:

Book Details: History; (608 pp. Rewarding: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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