The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$31.50
New Other
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Biography- Historical

Americanization of Benjamin Franklin CD

by

Americanization of Benjamin Franklin CD Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ten years in the making, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood reveals Benjamin Franklin's life and meaning.

Why did Benjamin Franklin retire from business and become gentleman? Why did he admire the British Empire--and join the American Revolution? Why did he being writing his Autobiography when he did? And how did the "first American" become an American in the first place?

Renowned historian Gordon S. Wood spent ten years studying a legend. In this untraditional biography, he penetrates beneath 200 years' accumulation of images and representations to find the historical Franklin. He places his subject's amazing life in its 18th century context an shatters forever the comforting stereotypes: homespun patriot, cracker-barrel philosopher, folksy founder, genial self-improver. Groundbreaking and riveting, this book is a must for anyone interested in American history and the roots of American character.

Synopsis:

- Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution

About the Author

Reader PETER JOHNSON has narrated numerous history and nonfiction works, including 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.
GORDON S. WOOD is a professor at Brown University and a renowned scholar of the early American republic. Among his books are The Radicalism of the American Revolution, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, and The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787, which garnered a Bancroft Prize. Professor Wood's scholarship has also been honored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Historical Association, and the Huntington Library, where he was a recipient of the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship,

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565118867
Other:
Wood, Gordon
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Read by:
Johnson, Peter
Read:
Johnson, Peter
Other:
Wood, Gordon S.
Author:
Wood, Gordon S.
Author:
Johnson, Peter
Author:
Wood, Gordon
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 10.5 hours on 9 CDs
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
OTHER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
5.98x5.16x1.12 in. .57 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

Other books you might like

  1. His Excellency: George Washington Used Hardcover $3.95
  2. The body farm :a novel Used Mass Market $4.50
  3. Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum Novels)
    Sale Hardcover $1.00
  4. The Ghostway Used Mass Market $2.95
  5. The Vendetta Defense Used Mass Market $1.95
  6. A Creature Was Stirring: One Boy's... Used Hardcover $10.00

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » US History » General

Americanization of Benjamin Franklin CD New Other
0 stars - 0 reviews
$31.50 In Stock
Product details 600 pages Highbridge Audio - English 9781565118867 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.