Americanization of benjamin franklin by gordon s wood available in trade paperback on powellscom, also read synopsis and reviews central to america's idea of itself is the character of benjamin franklin. One recent biography from the last 10 years stands out, though, both in its tone and its approach to franklin: gordon wood's book the americanization of benjamin franklin a comprehensive yet reasonably sized volume, wood's book recounts franklin's life through the lens of his shift from a dedicated proponent of the british empire to one of the. History chapter 7: benjamin franklin learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. The americanization of benjamin franklin by gordon s wood in doc, fb3, txt download e-book. Find great deals for the americanization of benjamin franklin by gordon s wood (2005, paperback) shop with confidence on ebay.
The americanization of benjamin franklin gordon s wood , author who won a pulitzer prize in 1993 for the radicalism of the american revolution, shows how franklin's skills and charm enabled. In the book the americanization of benjamin franklin, gordon wood gives an extensive biography on benjamin franklin and explains how and why franklin is such a celebrated historic figure in not just america, but all over the world. Gordon s wood's the americanization of benjamin franklin jerry weinberger's benjamin franklin unmasked: on the unity of his moral, religious, and political thought (american political thought) the first 4 of these biographies are presented as in the typical historically (and chronologically) biographical approach. The americanization of benjamin franklin gordon s wood franklin by noting that his was the first book in three-quarters of a century to attempt a single.
The americanization of benjamin franklin by gordon s wood penguin press hardcover good spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading may contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. In the americanization of benjamin franklin, by gordon wood there is the devotion of the rise of tradesmen to the acquisition of the gentleman title this is the form of enticement, which franklin had for climbing up the ladder in the society, which had sharp hierarchal divisions. Charting the passage of franklin's life and reputation from relative popular indifference (his death, while the occasion for mass mourning in france, was widely ignored in america) to posthumous glory, the americanization of benjamin franklin sheds invaluable light on the emergence of our country's idea of itself. The boston globe points out that while wood shows the qualities of franklin that americans embraced, he fails to show what they rejected a greater illumination of the complexities of americanization would have made a very worthwhile book even more so.
About gordon s wood gordon s wood is the alva o way university professor and professor of history emeritus at brown university his 1969 book, the creation of the american republic, 1776-1787, received the bancroft and john h dunning prizes and was nominated for the national. The humanity of franklin in the americanization of benjamin franklin, a book by gordon wood pages 3 words 743 view full essay more essays like this. The americanization of benjamin franklin by gordon s wood, 9780143035282, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide.
Buy a cheap copy of benjamin franklin: an american life book by walter isaacson benjamin franklin, writes journalist and biographer walter isaacson, was that rare founding father who would sooner wink at a passer-by than sit still for a formal. The best short biography of franklin ever written—gordon s wood benjamin franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in american history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the american republic. In order to analyze franklin's contribution to american literature it is necessary to first establish what made franklin unique gordon wood, author of the americanization of benjamin franklin writes that franklin can be viewed as the, prototype of the self-made man, and his life is the classic american success story (2.
Beginning with franklin's childhood, gordon wood explains franklin's transformation to quintessential american in the americanization of benjamin franklin humble origins ben franklin was born in. Gordon wood is a talented writer, and the americanization of benjamin franklin is physical proof that a story doesn't have to be fiction to be interesting and entertaining this book would make a good addition to a class on early american history. Gordon s wood has done another great job in his newest work of history, the americanization of benjamin franklin this is not in any way a definitive biography but instead is a more focused work, essentially examining franklin's move from a lover of the british empire into an american patriot and then, finally, into an american icon, possibly.