BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S GREATEST WRITINGS
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 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.
Praise for A Benjamin Franklin Reader…
"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