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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

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From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious. In place of the genial polymath, self-improver, and quintessential American, Gordon S. Wood reveals a figure much more ambiguous and complex—and much more interesting. Charting the passage of Franklin’s life and reputation from relative popular indifference (his death, while the occasion for mass mourning in France, was widely ignored in America) to posthumous glory, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin sheds invaluable light on the emergence of our country’s idea of itself.

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Wood, Gordon S

NY: The Penguin Press, 2004., 2004. 8vo. xvi, 299 pp. Illustrated. Original glossy pictorial boards. SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize winning historian on the title page. This is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine DJ. Uncommon signed.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/Dust Jacket Included.

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Wood, Gordon S

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2004. First edition. 8vo. Glossy boards, 299 pp. We all know Benjamin Franklin, or think we do, as the genial polymath and aphorist who was so very American that we think of him as the "first American." The problem with this image, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood, is that it is simply not true. Here he gives us the real Franklin: his preoccupation with becoming a gentleman and his conversion to revolutionary; his arguments with John Adams and with Congress; his love of Europe and his conflicted sense of our national identity. While reminding us that Franklin's death was greeted by mass mourning in France and mass indifference here, Wood argues that Franklin did indeed become the Revolution's necessary man, and explains why his importance was so denigrated in his own lifetime, yet has been inflated ever since. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Glossy Boards. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2004. First edition. 8vo. Glossy boards, 299 pp. We all know Benjamin Franklin, or think we do, as the genial polymath and aphorist who was so very American that we think of him as the "first American." The problem with this image, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood, is that it is simply not true. Here he gives us the real Franklin: his preoccupation with becoming a gentleman and his conversion to revolutionary; his arguments with John Adams and with Congress; his love of Europe and his conflicted sense of our national identity. While reminding us that Franklin's death was greeted by mass mourning in France and mass indifference here, Wood argues that Franklin did indeed become the Revolution's necessary man, and explains why his importance was so denigrated in his own lifetime, yet has been inflated ever since. New in new dustjacket.. First Edition. Glossy Boards. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Penguin Group USA, 2005. Reprint. Paperback. New. Offers a portrait of the complex, often contradictory figure of Benjamin Franklin, a man who was at once the quintessential American and a cosmopolitan lover of Europe, and a one-time loyalist turned revolutionary.SKU: MM-20139368; EAN: 9780143035282

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Penguin Group USA. Paperback. New. Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.4in. x 0.8in.From the preeminent historian of the Revolution (Jonathan Yardley), a groundbreaking study, many years in the making, of Benjamin Franklin the man, Benjamin Franklin the myth, and the roots of American character. Central to Americas idea of itself is the character of Benjamin Franklin. We all know him, or think we do: In recent works and in our inherited conventional wisdom, he remains fixed in place as a genial polymath and self-improver who was so very American that he is known by us all as the first American. The problem with this beloved notion of Franklins quintessential Americanness, Gordon Wood shows us in this marvelous, revelatory book, is that its simply not true. And it blinds us to the no less admirable or important but far more interesting man Franklin really was and leaves us powerless to make sense of the most crucial events of his life. Indeed, thinking of Franklin as the last American would be less of a hindrance to understanding many crucial aspects of his life-his preoccupation with becoming a gentleman; his longtime loyalty to the Crown and burning ambition to be a player in the British Empires power structure; the personal character of his conversion to revolutionary; his reasons for writing the Autobiography; his controversies with John and Samuel Adams and with Congress; his love of Europe and conflicted sense of national identity; the fact that his death was greeted by mass mourning in France and widely ignored in America. But Franklin did become the Revolutions necessary man, Wood shows, second behind George Washington. Why was his importance so denigrated in his own lifetime and his image so distorted ever since Ironically, Franklins diplomacy in France, which was essential to American victory, was the cause of the suspicion that clouded his good name at home-and also the stage on which the first American persona made its debut. The consolidation of this mirage of Franklin would await the early nineteenth century, though, when the mask he created in his posthumously published Autobiography proved to be the model the citizens of a striving young democracy needed. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin is a landmark work, a magnificent fresh vision of Franklins life and reputation, filled with profound insights into the Revolution and into the emergence of Americas idea of itself. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA.

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