The Resource Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker

Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker

Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity
Title
Young Benjamin Franklin
Title remainder
the birth of ingenuity
Statement of responsibility
Nick Bunker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bunker, Nick
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
B8833 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-426) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874417
Lccn
2017057711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
2017057711
Label
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity, Nick Bunker
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-426) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101874417
Lccn
2017057711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
2017057711

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