In this course, you'll study with noted historian H.W. Brands, the New York Times best-selling author of The First American, which also earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Brands is a scholar who truly captures the essence of Franklin and the times in which he lived. This course examines the life of Franklin and his influence on both American and world history. From his early days as a printer's apprentice to very nearly his last days, Benjamin Franklin's thirst for knowledge and his desire to share what he knew brought him to the forefront of a changing world. His contributions through inventions, scientific investigation, and political thought still echo more than 200 years after his passing. He remains the model of the American thinker - a man who was interested in nearly everything, and who pursued those interests with an admirable and contagious passion. To study Franklin's life is to learn not only the history of a single man, but to understand some of the most monumental changes in all of human history.
©2003 H.W. Brands; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
This book is a very good start on the life and time of Franklin; however, the listener should also read The First American by Prof. Brands.
Yes, it is the best history book I have ever read. It is well researched and full of information.
It would have been better if it was AN AUDIOBOOK! This is a college lecture by a college professor. If you have not heard enough dull,rambling, trite, platitudinal lectures in your life, then this one is for you!
An audiobook about Benjamin Franklin
He was not a narrator and it was not a book.
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