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    Enlightenment Era in America

    Professor Andrew Burstein talked about the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation. He spoke about Benjamin Franklin’s…

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    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    Mr. Isaacson talked about his book, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, published by Simon and Schuster. The book, a comprehensive biography, covers many aspects of Franklin’s life. Mr. Isaacson…

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    The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

    As part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth, Mark Skousen talked about his book The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, published by Regnery. Benjamin Franklin’s original…

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    The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    Mr. Wood was interviewed about his book, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, published by The Penguin Press. In the book, the author argues that while many people consider Franklin one of the…

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    Franklin on Franklin

    Paul Zall talked about his book Franklin on Franklin, published by University Press of Kentucky. Mr. Zall said he used early drafts of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography in the hopes of revealing…

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    Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin

    Mr. Tucker talked about his book, Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, he argues that Benjamin Franklin’s famous kite flying…

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    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography Manuscript

    Mr. Rhodehamel talked about the original manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, which is housed in the Huntington Library.

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    Writings of Benjamin Franklin

    Guests examined the history of the pre-revolutionary era and Early Republic through the writings of Benjamin Franklin, publisher, scientist and early-American diplomat. Franklin wrote a number of…

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    Franklin: The Essential Founding Father

    Mr. Srodes talks about his book, Franklin: The Essential Founding Father, published by Regnery. He uses recently-discovered documents to debunk some of the negative Franklin myths. His intent is to…

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    Teddy Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin

    Professor Brands, editor of The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, talked about the lives of President Theodore Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin. He compared their different approaches…

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