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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Srodes Narrator: Robert Keiper Publisher: Regnery Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Historian and biographer James Srodes tells Benjamin Franklin's incredible life story, making full use of the previously neglected Franklin papers to provide the most riveting account yet of the journalist, scientist, polilician, and unlikely adventurer. From London, Paris, Philadelphia to his numerous romantic liaisons, Franklin's life becomes a panorama of dramatic history.

Srodes contends that Benjamin Franklin is the one Founding Father who was irreplaceable, and that without Franklin, there would be no American independence. Srodes delivers a riveting narrative where Franklin faces his antagonist, John Adams, garners French financial and military backing for the revolution, and keeps America at the forefront with his inventions and mechanical advances.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 11/7/2013

    " I appreciate the details behind the legend of one of the greatest Americans. This biography flows well and well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Warack60 | 3/18/2013

    " Great biography of Franklin in which Srodes excels at summarizing the intricate relationships Franklin had woven abroad in Britain and France. A great read if you don't want to read a bunch of books on the greatest founding father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 1/20/2013

    " This was a solid biography of Benjamin Franklin but not spectacular. It was a very interesting era of American history so I found it easy to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deborah Justesen | 8/4/2012

    " This was an interesting book. Not in the same league as Adams by McCullough. "

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