The Resource Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [and others] ; photography by Peter Harholdt

Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [and others] ; photography by Peter Harholdt

Label
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world
Title
Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
in search of a better world
Statement of responsibility
Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [and others] ; photography by Peter Harholdt
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of Franklin's life and cover the full range of his interests and achievements, illustrated by more than 265 color images--portraits, manuscripts, drawings, maps, paintings, engravings, and a plethora of Franklin's possessions, from teacups to printing equipment.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E302.6.F8
  • E302.6.F8
LC item number
  • B485 2005
  • B485 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world, Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; Walter Isaacson, introduction ; Edmund S. Morgan, afterword ; essays by Ellen R. Cohn .. [and others] ; photography by Peter Harholdt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) 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
  • Benjamin Franklin at home
  • Page Talbott
  • Benjamin Franklin's science
  • E. Philip Krider
  • Benjamin Franklin, pragmatic visionary : politician, statesman, diplomat
  • Robert Middlekauff
  • The printer at Passy
  • Ellen R. Cohn
  • At the end, an abolitionist? by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner
  • Afterword: The end of his pragmatism
  • Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times
  • Edmund S. Morgan
  • Walter Isaacson
  • The life of Benjamin Franklin
  • J. A. Leo Lemay
  • Benjamin Franklin, printer
  • James N. Green
  • Benjamin Franklin, civic improver
  • Billy G. Smith
Control code
58042929
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 375 pages
Isbn
9780300107999
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300107999
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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