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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • El inventorby Melissa A. Settle

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 6.99

    This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors. 24pp. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Jeanne Dustman

    Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was born when America was young. As a young man, he had many new ideas. When he had a new idea, he put it into action. He liked inventing things, too. Later in life, he became known as a great writer. Come follow the busy life of Benjamin Franklin—a thinker, an inventor, and a true American leader. 32 pages more...

  • The Making of a Patriotby Sheila Skemp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though... more...

  • Virtue, Valor, and Vanityby Eric Burns

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains of tyranny and form a more perfect union. We think of them now as faces on money or statues on pedestals, and, as Burns illustrates in luminous... more...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Lawrence S. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    Lawrence S. Kaplan is University Professor Emeritus at Kent State University and adjunct professor of history at Georgetown University. more...

  • Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürstby Otfried Höffe

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 694.00

    Im Jahr 2013 feiern die gelehrte und die politische Welt den 500. Jahrestag des Erscheinens von "Der Fürst (Il Principe)". Ohne Übertreibung kann man diese Schrift von Niccolò Machiavelli als einen der großen Schlüsseltexte in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie bezeichnen. Nach dem schon geflügelten Ausdruck ?Machiavellismus? soll sich Machiavelli... more...

  • Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual Worldby Paul E. Kerry; Matthew S. Holland; Carla Mulford; Simon P. Newman; Jurgen Overhoff; Lorraine Smith Pangle; Jerry Weinberger; Michael Zuckerman

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual World is a collection of excellent essays. more...

  • Franklin on Franklinby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    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. Paul Zall has created a new autobiographical account of Franklin's entire life. By... more...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 221.95

    ?A wonderful addition to the field of eighteenth-century studies, making available in a single volume the latest scholarship on this important figure.? ? Kate Mearns Ohno, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University ?This wide-ranging collection of essays enhances our understanding of the endlessly fascinating runaway, printer, scientist,... more...