The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143035282

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About the Author

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. His 1969 book The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787 received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes, and was nominated for the National Book Award. His 1992 book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Emerson Prize. His 2009 book Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, won the 2010 New York Historical Society Prize in American History. Wood's other books include Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and most recently, The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States, and he contributes regularly to The New Republic and The New York Review of Books.

Reviews

"[Wood] possesses as profound a grasp of the early days of the Republic as anyone now working..." --The New York Times Book Review

"I cannot remember ever reading a work of history and biography that is quite so fluent, so perfectly composed and balanced..." --The New York Sun

"[Gordon Wood] conveys complex ideas in beguilingly simple prose, and deftly weaves the connections between the different Franklins." --John Brewer, The New York Review of Books

"Exceptionally rich perspective on one of the most accomplished, complex, and unpredictable Americans of his own time or any other." --The Washington Post Book World

"An illuminating, accessible and entertaining contribution to the growing literature about Benjamin Franklin." --San Francisco Chronicle