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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin led a productive life before retirement as a scientist, inventor, writer, and printer. After the age of seventy, all he did was help found a new country, was involved with the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and served as a diplomat and a congressman. Walter Isaacson's biography of Franklin (as the 300th anniversary of his birth approaches) has received mostly positive reviews. The Houston Chronicle says, "Aimed at the general reader and written in lively, colloquial prose, Benjamin Franklin will appeal to the same large body of readers who made David McCullough's John Adams a huge best seller. Like that book, it transforms marble men into flesh-and-blood figures, complex and admirable if hardly perfect."
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