Franklin Washington

Franklin Washington

Franklin Washington

"Larson's elegantly written dual biography reveals that the partnership of Franklin and Washington was indispensable to the success of the Revolution." —Gordon S. Wood From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a masterful, first-of-its-kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership's enduring importance. One of USA Today’s “Must-Read Books" of Winter 2020 • One of Publishers Weekly's "Top Ten" Spring 2020 Memoirs/Biographies Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin—an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north—and George Washington—a slaveholding general from the agrarian south—were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin’s Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since. Illuminating Franklin and Washington’s relationship with striking new detail and energy, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Edward J. Larson shows that theirs was truly an intimate working friendship that amplified the talents of each for collective advancement of the American project. During the French and Indian War, Franklin supplied the wagons for General Edward Braddock’s ill-fated assault on Fort Duquesne, and Washington buried the general’s body under the dirt road traveled by those retreating wagons. After long supporting British rule, both became key early proponents of independence. Rekindled during the Second Continental Congress in 1775, their friendship gained historical significance during the American Revolution, when Franklin led America’s diplomatic mission in Europe (securing money and an alliance with France) and Washington commanded the Continental Army. Victory required both of these efforts to succeed, and success, in turn, required their mutual coordination and cooperation. In the 1780s, the two sought to strengthen the union, leading to the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the founding document that bears their stamp. Franklin and Washington—the two most revered figures in the early republic—staked their lives and fortunes on the American experiment in liberty and were committed to its preservation. Today the United States is the world’s great superpower, and yet we also wrestle with the government Franklin and Washington created more than two centuries ago—the power of the executive branch, the principle of checks and balances, the electoral college—as well as the wounds of their compromise over slavery. Now, as the founding institutions appear under new stress, it is time to understand their origins through the fresh lens of Larson’s Franklin & Washington, a major addition to the literature of the founding era.

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Genre : History
Author : Edward J. Larson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-02-11
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780062880178


Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America's most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the 'Declaration of Independence', and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. This book presents a detailed and riveting review of Franklin's life based on excerpts from the renowned 1899 book on Franklin by Sydney George Fisher. This overview is augmented by a substantial selective bibliography, which features access through title, subject and author indexes.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Christopher J. Murrey
Publisher : Nova Publishers
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1590333845


United States Official Postal Guide

United States Official Postal Guide

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Genre : Postal service
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1917
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B2919449


Ben Franklin S Philadelphia

Ben Franklin S Philadelphia

Visitor information on Franklin sites Convenient walking tour Helpful maps In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, this unique, user-friendly guide follows the Founding Father's footsteps through Philadelphia. The author takes a chronological journey through surviving landmarks from Franklin's time and the sites that preserve his legacy today. On his way, he speaks to curators, park rangers, and even Franklin impersonators to tell the story of this fascinating American icon.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Tom Huntington
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release : 2005-12-19
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9780811749237


Congressional District Atlas

Congressional District Atlas

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Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
Publisher :
Release : 1993
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PURD:32754073474490


General Technical Report Pnw Gtr

General Technical Report Pnw Gtr

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Genre : Forests and forestry
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084814395


Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia

In this book the author captures all the familiar figures and symbols of Philadelphia's rich eighteenth-century past as well as the drama of American history's greatest scenes, from the clandestine meetings of the Second Continental Congress to the drafting of the United States Constitution, to the final days of Philadelphia's prestigious role as the nation's capital. The author's experience as an historical interpreter of Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, enables him to take the reader into the Congress to hear the stirring debates over American independence, into the spirits of Philadelphia's most unforgettable citizens, and finally into the streets on a delightful walking tour of this historic city. Contents: The City: Philadelphia: The Cradle of American Liberty; The Symbols: The Liberty Bell: Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land; Independence Hall: Birthplace of a Nation; The Patriots: William Penn and the Spirit of Brotherly Love; Benjamin Lay, Quaker Abolitionist; Benjamin Franklin, the Image-maker; Betsy Ross, Seamstress of a Revolution; Samuel Wetherill and the Free Quaker Testimony to the American Revolution; Bishop William White, his Revolutionary Theology and the Founding of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Academy; The Stewards of Philadelphia's History and a Walking Tour of Independence National Historical Park; Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Index.

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Genre : History
Author : William C. Kashatus
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 198 Pages
ISBN : 0819187690


Seventh Census Of The United States 1850

Seventh Census Of The United States 1850

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Genre : Manufactures
Author : United States. Census Office
Publisher : Norman Ross Publishing, Incorporated
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : OSU:32435070003454


Federal Register

Federal Register

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Genre : Delegated legislation
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1974-08
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024963686


Indexes Table Of First Lines Imaginary Conversations

Indexes Table Of First Lines Imaginary Conversations

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Author : Walter Savage Landor
Publisher :
Release : 1853
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HWDFGH