A Benjamin Franklin Reader (Paperback)

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"Edited and Annotated by Walter Isaacson"
Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, " this collection of Franklin's writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America's favorite founder and wit. Includes an introductory essay exploring Franklin's life and impact as a writer, and each piece is accompanied by a preface and notes that provide background, context, and analysis.

About the Author

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of "Time" magazine. He is the author of "The Innovators: ""How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution"; "Steve Jobs"; "Einstein: His Life and Universe"; "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"; and "Kissinger: A Biography", and the coauthor of "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made". He lives in Washington, DC. Follow him on Twitter @WalterIsaacson.

Praise For…

"In its common sense, clarity, and accessibility, it is a fitting reflection of Franklin's sly pragmatism....This may be the book that most powerfully drives a new pendulum swing of the Franklin reputation."

-- The New York Times

"The most readable full-length Franklin biography available."

-- The Washington Post Book World

"A thoroughly researched, crisply written, convincingly argued chronicle."

-- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743273985
ISBN-10: 0743273982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2005
Pages: 576
Language: English