Synopses & Reviews
Perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history, Benjamin Franklin was a man of vast contradictions as this brilliant biography of the statesman, scientist, and moralist demonstrates. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed public interest above his own desires. Illustrations.
"A model biography: pithy, wise, and and#8212; despite its brevity and#8212; complete. Franklin emerges as a quintessential hero of his time, and ours."and#8212;Newsweek, "Fifty Books That Make Sense of Our Times"
Benjamin Franklin was a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this biography. Seeking to unravel the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was a rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires.