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Author Allison, Robert J., author.

Title The age of Ben Franklin [sound recording] / Robert J. Allison.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Audiobook - WOLY-11  CD 973.3 FRA    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 12 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical 1.4 m. per second Digital recording rda
audio file CD audio rda
Series The Great Courses
Great Courses.
Note In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Performer Lecturer: Professor Robert J Allison.
Summary "We all have certain images of Ben Franklin: the witty Founding Father who promoted independence; the Philadelphia printer who created Poor Richard's Almanack; the scientist who conducted experiments with kites in electrical storms; the author of what is arguably America's best-known autobiography. These images reveal an intellectually curious and successful man of the 18th century, but they don't fully capture the full spirit of one of the most extraordinary Americans-perhaps the quintessential American. Why is Benjamin Franklin so compelling? What made him so successful in his day? And why has he continued to influence generations of Americans? Tackle these questions and more in The Age of Benjamin Franklin, a thorough-and sometimes surprising-course that presents a full portrait of a personality that defies easy definition. Taught by Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University, these 24 insightful lectures explore the many facets of Franklin's life and times. From his humble beginnings as the son of a Boston soap maker to a world-renowned diplomat, you'll explore the many sides of this complex man: ambitious, worldly, imaginative, and forward thinking, representing the best output from the Age of Enlightenment. As one of the most notable Americans in history-a pioneer in science, politics, and diplomacy-he was truly a larger-than-life individual. The Age of Benjamin Franklin gives you a rich and entertaining portrait of his life and times."
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Sound recordings.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
Printers -- United States -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Teaching Company.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781980006886
Music No. GC1093 Recorded Books

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