Publisher description for Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world / Page Talbott, editor ; Richard S. Dunn and John C. Van Horne, consulting editors ; introduction by Walter Isaacson ; afterword by Edmund S. Morgan ; photography by Peter Harholdt.


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Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World examines the many facets of America’s most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin’s 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of Franklin’s life and cover the full range of his interests and achievements, illustrated by more than 265 color images—portraits, manuscripts, drawings, maps, paintings, engravings, and a plethora of Franklin's possessions, from teacups to printing equipment. This comprehensive guide, combining new scholarship with unique images—many of which have never been exhibited before—will be a must-have for anyone interested in Franklin.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Exhibitions.
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Statesmen -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Scientists -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Inventors -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Printers -- United States -- Exhibitions.