Professor Brand has apparently written a biography of Franklin and it might be a better listen than this lecture. Brand does occasionally lose track of his material and take unnecessary discursions. Nonetheless, he has command of the facts and real enthusiasm for his subject. Brand just plain likes Franklin and his regard is infectious. I knew very little about Franklin and enjoyed having my preconceptions destroyed. This is not one of the great biographies; it is simply too short. But it is a great introduction to a fascinating man. If you?re curious about the guy on the $50 bill, give this one a try.
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