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Download The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,619 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. W. Brands Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Historian H.W. Brands' acclaimed, comprehensive biography of Ben Franklin--the first in over 60 years--made the New York Times best-seller list, was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Many consider Franklin the most fascinating American man who ever lived. A scientist, businessman, diplomat, author, inventor, philosopher and politician, he is America's original Renaissance man. His remarkable and varied accomplishments include the discovery of electricity and the modernization of the postal system. Brilliant and bawdy, a master statesman and a cultural icon, Franklin was so important and popular in his day that, according to the author, ... only Washington mattered as much.

Drawing from a wealth of sources, including previously unpublished letters to and from Franklin, Brands creates an unforgettable tribute to a man for the ages.

Nelson Runger's narration highlights the incredible events and fascinating personality traits that made Franklin a legend. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colin | 2/20/2014

    " Excellent look at Franklin's life and times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dayla | 2/13/2014

    " Great book and very interesting. H. W. Brands always does a fine biography. For example, I also enjoyed his book on Theodore Roosevelt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tyler | 2/1/2014

    " This is a worthwhile read, but it is far from a fun read. Brands doesn't spare a single detail, for better or worse. Expect to put in some work to get through this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/29/2014

    " Holy crap, this guy was a bas ass. "

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