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10 thoughts on “Young Benjamin Franklin

  1. says:

    Those looking at the title and expecting groundbreaking new details of the adolescent and young adult life of one of the most interesting men of the eighteenth century and Enlightenment will be a bit underwhelmed While hist

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    Such a well written insight into one of the world's great inventors The author has done a fabulous job of providing lots of new information abut Franklin's early years and at the same time making it fascinating and enjoyable reading There is so much informationfactsdiscoveries packed into this book it is amazing

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    Young Benjamin Franklin by Nick Bunker; Alfred A Knopf New York 3000 You'll not find a inspiring book It is all the valuable because true It is true because of the Homeric research conducted by Pulitzer Prize Fi

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    I've been reading Young Benjamin Franklin alongside of another seemingly unrelated book AI Superpowers China the United States and the New World Order by Kai fu Lee The latter emphasizes distinct advantages that China enjoys in the race to develop artificial intelligence as both a source of profit and an instrument of geopolitical power These

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    As a Benjamin Franklin devotee it's hard to find new information about the man BUT somehow Bunker does just that This book is particularly good at helping you understand Franklin's trajectory from Boston runaway to a world famous scientist a

  6. says:

    Very much enjoyed this bio of Benjamin Franklin Focused on his years through around age 40 it is an excellent book and very informative I very much enjoyed it Gives a little insight into his life and early days than many bios do

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    A very good history of a lesser known period of Franklin's life Starting with his family's early history and running right up to his first experiments with electricity this is an account that is very engaging and informative Sometimes it becomes a little hard to follow because the author has decided to move around by topic instead of chronolo

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    Ponderously slow with a seemingly perpetual proliferation of names even after the first 100 pages I still didn't feel that I had developed a familiarity or connection with who Franklin really was Unfortunately Bunker's tome

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    Fairly captivating I could put it down but it was always a little hard The information and depth of research was great but the narrative lacked something of a cohesive structure There were one or two themes Franklin isms that the author would occasionally come back to but it seemed like after writing 95% of it he tried to tie everything together just to wrap it up

  10. says:

    This is an excellent choice to grasp a little better the social history of the pre revolutionary times and to understand the complexity of this historical figure Not a uick read but worth every moment Extremely satisfying read

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SUMMARY Ò TALKLOBBY.CO.UK º Nick Bunker

Young Benjamin Franklin

In this new account of Franklin's early life Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex driven young man who elbows his way to successFrom his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity But in his youth he had to make his. Those looking at the title and expecting groundbreaking new details of the adolescent and young adult life of one of the most interesting men of the eighteenth century and Enlightenment will be a bit underwhelmed While historian Nick Bunker has admirably allowed a fair amount of effort and research into this study of Benjamin Franklin s earlier years the reader becomes frustrated and loses interest in the fact that he unnecessarily shares a social history of the times depicted This has a tendency to overshadow the main gist of Franklin s creativity and genius and easily could have been appropriately used as a standalone book in itselfOpening with a prologue that recounts Franklin s final years in Paris and politics Bunker also details his contributions both internationally and domestically aptly explaining that it was his boyhood genius and imagination that would allow him to go to such great lengths in his later years The writing can be a bit dry and slow at times leaving the reader to lose focus and forget some of the interesting aspects of Franklin s life That s not to say the book is entirely made up of previously covered material and topics as there is a bit information on Deborah Reed and her elusive relationship with Benjamin Some of the best parts expand upon Franklin s own autobiography especially his journey into Philadelphia But as he put it in his autobiography with the waves still beating at the stones all their efforts were in vain the wind was so highthat we could not hear to understand each other Darkness fell and the gale continued They spent the night on the water huddled in the bows against the spray It was not until late the next day rowing hard at the oars that they entered the mouth of the Raritan River docking at the harbor town of Perth Amboy hungry thirsty and worn out but still aliveThe partnerships and rivalries that he becomes acuainted with in the Printing industry are also fascinating in their similarities of today s business world a mere three hundred years later Indeed Nick Bunker has thoroughly devoured source after source of Franklin s adolescence and inventive years spent making a name for himself placing the research into his work and developing a biography that should be the uintessential reference to his subject s earlier life Nonetheless Bunker has approached these younger days of Benjamin Franklin s life in a tone and style that is too scholarly and broad for what should be a witty and entertaining biography With over 30 uniue illustrations throughout the book also contains a wealthy amount of source material and notes to delve into Read the Full Review and More

REVIEW Young Benjamin Franklin

Way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles with his rivals but also with his wayward emotions Taking Franklin to the age of forty one when he made his first electrical discoveries Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge Always trying to balance virtue against ambition Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human be. Very much enjoyed this bio of Benjamin Franklin Focused on his years through around age 40 it is an excellent book and very informative I very much enjoyed it Gives a little insight into his life and early days than many bios do

SUMMARY Ò TALKLOBBY.CO.UK º Nick Bunker

Ing made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic we see Franklin in Boston London and Philadelphia as he develops his formula for greatness A tale of science politics war and religion this is also a story about Franklin's forebears the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite geniu. Fairly captivating I could put it down but it was always a little hard The information and depth of research was great but the narrative lacked something of a cohesive structure There were one or two themes Franklin isms that the author would occasionally come back to but it seemed like after writing 95% of it he tried to tie everything together just to wrap it up

  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • Young Benjamin Franklin
  • Nick Bunker
  • en
  • 03 October 2017
  • 9781101874417