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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

By Wood, Gordon S




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

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Wood, Gordon S.

New York, New York: The Penguin Press, 2004. Fine. DJ in plastic cover. Incl. Notes and Index. (xvi) 299 pp.. First Edition, 1st Printing. Illustrated Glossy Hard Cover. As New/As New.

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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

Wood, Gordon S

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2004. New York: Penguin, 2004. 8vo. 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, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover.. First Edition. Glossy Boards. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Wood, Gordon S

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2004. New York: Penguin, 2004. 8vo. 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, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover.. First Edition. Glossy Boards. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin

Wood, Gordon S.

Penguin Group USA, 2005. Reprint. Paperback. New. A leading historian of the American Revolution offers an incisive 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, a one-time loyalist turned revolutionary, and an ambassador whose French diplomacy, crucial to the American cause, became a source of suspicion at home. Reprint.SKU: MM-20139368; EAN: 9780143035282

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Wood, Gordon S

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Wood, Gordon S

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Wood, Gordon S.

New York: Penguin Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 9781594200199 . "In this absorbing narrative, one of our premier American historians has captured the extrordinary interaction of a rising American people and the man who rose with them, shaping their aspirations as they shaped his." -Edmund Morgan. Ships same or next business day. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages .

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