Franklin

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 ; photography by Peter Harholdt.

Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Subjects:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Statesmen -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Scientists -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Inventors -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Printers -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Anniversaries
Inventors.
Printers.
Scientists
Statesmen.
United States
Verenigde Staten.
Local subjects:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
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.
Contents:
Introduction: What Benjamin Franklin means for our times / Walter Isaacson
The life of Benjamin Franklin / J.A. Leo Lemay
Benjamin Franklin, printer / James N. Green
Benjamin Franklin, civic improver / Billy G. Smith
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 / Edmund S. Morgan.
Notes:
"Essays by Ellen R. Cohn, James N. Green, E. Philip Krider, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, J.A. Leo Lemay, Robert Middlekauff, Billy G. Smith, and Page Talbott."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-342) and index.
Local notes:
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Hackney.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2005
2005
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Talbott, Page.
Dunn, Richard S.
Van Horne, John C.
ISBN:
0300107994
9780300107999
OCLC:
58042929
Publisher Number:
9780300107999
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