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The Resource Benjamin Franklin in London : the British life of America's founding father, George Goodwin

Benjamin Franklin in London : the British life of America's founding father, George Goodwin

Label
Benjamin Franklin in London : the British life of America's founding father
Title
Benjamin Franklin in London
Title remainder
the British life of America's founding father
Statement of responsibility
George Goodwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than one-fifth of his life, Benjamin Franklin lived in London. He dined with prime ministers, members of parliament, even kings, as well as with Britain's most esteemed intellectuals--including David Hume, Joseph Priestley, and Erasmus Darwin--and with more notorious individuals, such as Francis Dashwood and James Boswell. Having spent eighteen formative months in England as a young man, Franklin returned in 1757 as a colonial representative during the Seven Years' War, and left abruptly just prior to the outbreak of America's War of Independence, barely escaping his impending arrest. In this fascinating history, George Goodwin gives a colorful account of Franklin's British years. The author offers a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most remarkable figures in U.S. history, effectively disputing the commonly held perception of Franklin as an outsider in British politics. It is an enthralling study of an American patriot who was a fiercely loyal British citizen for most of his life--until forces he had sought and failed to control finally made him a reluctant revolutionary at the age of sixty-nine"--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodwin, George
Dewey number
973.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
G66 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Americans
  • Great Britain
  • Statesmen
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Friendship
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Benjamin Franklin in London : the British life of America's founding father, George Goodwin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1706-1724 : life before London -- 1724-1726 : a young man in London -- 1726-c.1748 : foundations -- c.1748-1757 : conductor -- 1757 : return to London -- 1757-1758 : a London life -- 1758 onwards : Benjamin Franklin's British family -- 1758-1762 : moves and countermoves -- 1762-1764 : intermission -- 1764-1766 : the stamp act -- 1766-1770 : pivotal years -- Home comforts and discomforts -- 1770-c.1771 : seeking balance -- 1771-1772 : movements -- 1772-1774 : drawn to the cockpit -- 1774-1775 : the last year in London -- Aftermath: 'a little revenge'
Control code
936322643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300222944
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
49357112-79c5-4f21-9fc7-eb2f29493989
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936322643
Label
Benjamin Franklin in London : the British life of America's founding father, George Goodwin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1706-1724 : life before London -- 1724-1726 : a young man in London -- 1726-c.1748 : foundations -- c.1748-1757 : conductor -- 1757 : return to London -- 1757-1758 : a London life -- 1758 onwards : Benjamin Franklin's British family -- 1758-1762 : moves and countermoves -- 1762-1764 : intermission -- 1764-1766 : the stamp act -- 1766-1770 : pivotal years -- Home comforts and discomforts -- 1770-c.1771 : seeking balance -- 1771-1772 : movements -- 1772-1774 : drawn to the cockpit -- 1774-1775 : the last year in London -- Aftermath: 'a little revenge'
Control code
936322643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300222944
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
49357112-79c5-4f21-9fc7-eb2f29493989
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936322643

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