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The Resource Franklin on Franklin, [edited by] Paul M. Zall

Franklin on Franklin, [edited by] Paul M. Zall

Label
Franklin on Franklin
Title
Franklin on Franklin
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Paul M. Zall
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text. Franklin on Franklin stands as the first autobiographical account of a great American life. By returning to a newly recovered early draft of the Autobiography, author Paul M. Zall strips away later layers of moralizing and revision to reveal the story as Franklin first wrote it: how a poor boy from Boston used hard work and his wits to become America's first world-class citizen. To cover Franklin's career as a diplomat and as the only signatory of all three key documents of the American Revolution, Zall interweaves autobiographical comments from Franklin's personal letters and private journals."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
A biography of one of America's greatest statesmen reveals Franklin's own thoughts, feelings, and conflicts on the political and personal struggles of his lifetime
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170497
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1706-1790
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Benjamin
Dewey number
  • 973.3/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F7
LC item number
A2 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Zall, Paul M.
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True
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  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Printers
  • Statesmen
  • Scientists
  • Printers
  • Inventors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Franklin on Franklin, [edited by] Paul M. Zall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The first twenty-three chapters are based on Zall's recovery of Franklin's first draft of his autobiography, and the last six chapters are derived primarily from Franklin's correspondence and journals
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Ben Franklin revising -- Growing up Bostonian: January 1706-April 1722 -- Becoming a journalist: April 1722-September 1723 -- On the road to Philadelphia: 25 September-1 October 1723 -- Settling at Philadelphia: October 1723-May 1724 -- A prodigal's return to Boston: April 25-June 1724 -- Plotting to deceive & being deceived: June-November 1724 -- Living in London: 25 December 1724-21 July 1726 -- Sailing home: 23 July-11October 1726 -- Facing uncertain Philadelphia future: 1726-1727 -- Venturing into business: May 1728-September 1730 -- Entering business for himself: 1729-1730
  • Finding Felicity in Philadelphia: 1731-1732 -- Promoting virtue & views: 1731-1754 -- Taking care of business: 1736-1739 -- Promoting the Great Awakening: 1739-1740 -- Promoting provincial defense: 1740s -- Establishing an academy: 1749 -- Retiring to public service: 1748-1753 -- Experimenting with electricity: 1743-1753 -- Promoting a united front: 1754 -- Soldiering on the frontier: 1756 -- Making a mission to London: 1756-1757 -- Lobbying in London: 1757-1762 -- Skirmishing with Parliament: 1757-1765 -- Coping in a calm: 1766-1770 -- Agitating for all Americans: 1770-1774 -- Failing to reconcile: 1774-1775 -- Forging independence: 1775-1785 -- Free at last: 1785-1790
Control code
ocm45248168
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780813122014
Lccn
00012055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45248168
Label
Franklin on Franklin, [edited by] Paul M. Zall
Publication
Note
The first twenty-three chapters are based on Zall's recovery of Franklin's first draft of his autobiography, and the last six chapters are derived primarily from Franklin's correspondence and journals
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Ben Franklin revising -- Growing up Bostonian: January 1706-April 1722 -- Becoming a journalist: April 1722-September 1723 -- On the road to Philadelphia: 25 September-1 October 1723 -- Settling at Philadelphia: October 1723-May 1724 -- A prodigal's return to Boston: April 25-June 1724 -- Plotting to deceive & being deceived: June-November 1724 -- Living in London: 25 December 1724-21 July 1726 -- Sailing home: 23 July-11October 1726 -- Facing uncertain Philadelphia future: 1726-1727 -- Venturing into business: May 1728-September 1730 -- Entering business for himself: 1729-1730
  • Finding Felicity in Philadelphia: 1731-1732 -- Promoting virtue & views: 1731-1754 -- Taking care of business: 1736-1739 -- Promoting the Great Awakening: 1739-1740 -- Promoting provincial defense: 1740s -- Establishing an academy: 1749 -- Retiring to public service: 1748-1753 -- Experimenting with electricity: 1743-1753 -- Promoting a united front: 1754 -- Soldiering on the frontier: 1756 -- Making a mission to London: 1756-1757 -- Lobbying in London: 1757-1762 -- Skirmishing with Parliament: 1757-1765 -- Coping in a calm: 1766-1770 -- Agitating for all Americans: 1770-1774 -- Failing to reconcile: 1774-1775 -- Forging independence: 1775-1785 -- Free at last: 1785-1790
Control code
ocm45248168
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780813122014
Lccn
00012055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45248168

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