1996 Hardcover Book, Benjamin Franklin, The Mask and The Man, First Edition, History, Politics, Biography
A hardcover book entitled Benjamin Franklin, Politician The Mask and The Man by Francis Jennings. The cover boards are blue with silver title on the spine. This is a first edition biography of Benjamin Franklin.
A distinguished historian of early America sees Franklin's influence on the course of the revolutionary movement in a new light. Benjamin Franklin was a man of genius and enormous ego, smart enough not to flaunt his superiority but to let others proclaim it. To understand him and his role in great events, one must realize the omnipresence of this ego and the extent to which he mirrored the feelings of other colonial Pennsylvanians. With this in mind, Francis Jennings sets forth some new ideas about Franklin as the "first American." In so doing, he provides a new view of the beginnings of the American Revolution in Franklin's struggle against William Penn. By striving against Penn's feudal lordship (and therefore against King George) Franklin became master of the Pennsylvania assembly. It was in this role that he suggested a meeting of the Continental Congress.
8 ½ x 5 ½ inches
Published by W. W. Norton & Company -- 1996
This book is in Fine condition. The book has no rips or tears. The inside pages are clean and completely unmarked. The binding is completely intact, strong and like new. The dust cover is also in fine condition.
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