Table of contents for Benjamin Franklin : an American life / Walter Isaacson.

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Chapter One

Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America

Chapter Two

Pilgrim's Progress: Boston, 1706-1723

Chapter Three

Journeyman: Philadelphia and London, 1723-1726

Chapter Four

Printer: Philadelphia, 1726-1732

Chapter Five

Public Citizen: Philadelphia, 1731-1748

Chapter Six

Scientist and Inventor: Philadelphia, 1744-1751

Chapter Seven

Politician: Philadelphia, 1749-1756

Chapter Eight

Troubled Waters: London, 1757-1762

Chapter Nine

Home Leave: Philadelphia, 1763-1764

Chapter Ten

Agent Provocateur: London, 1765-1770

Chapter Eleven

Rebel: London, 1771-1775

Chapter Twelve

Independence: Philadelphia, 1775-1776

Chapter Thirteen

Courtier: Paris, 1776-1778

Chapter Fourteen

Bon Vivant: Paris, 1778-1785

Chapter Fifteen

Peacemaker: Paris, 1778-1785

Chapter Sixteen

Sage: Philadelphia, 1785-1790

Chapter Seventeen


Chapter Eighteen


Cast of Characters


Currency Conversions


Sources and Abbreviations



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Printers -- United States -- Biography.