Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

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 success. From 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 h In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young m...

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Title:Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity
Author:Nick Bunker
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1101874414
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity Reviews

  • Nathan Braun
    Nov 06, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Susie
    Nov 03, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Doug
    Oct 13, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

  • Michelle
    Feb 08, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

  • Lauren
    Jan 17, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Ai-Ling Louie
    Oct 05, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Sara
    Dec 24, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Dan Cotter
    Nov 18, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

  • Michelleprikhodko
    Jan 29, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Katie Gierok
    Dec 06, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Francis
    Jan 08, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Michael
    Aug 27, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

  • Shannon
    Jan 08, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Laura
    Oct 24, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Audreyg
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

  • Janis Gage
    Nov 05, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Christopher Pierce
    Jan 28, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Sue
    Jan 13, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

  • Melissa Cheresnick
    Jan 03, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Gail T. Goodman
    Jan 14, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Carol
    Dec 23, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Ed Bandy
    Nov 02, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Eric
    Jan 18, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Fritz
    Jan 25, 2019

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

  • Elengay Kunta
    Dec 11, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Jim Connelly
    Nov 16, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • David
    Dec 17, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Anthony Alvarez
    Oct 15, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • Jim Norton
    Nov 02, 2018

    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 bo...

    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 information/facts/discoveries pa...

    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 more insight into his life and early days than many bios do. ...

    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 quick read but worth every moment. Extremely satisfying read. ...

    Not a quick read, but interesting. I was wishing there was a volume 2, because I wanted to keep reading about the rest of Franklin's life. The author was very thorough, and brought a lot to my understanding of the social/political/religious thought of the day. ...

    Good listen. Learned about Franklin's family history and his youth... Pre-war. Would be worth listening to again in the future. So I could catch parts I may have missed. ...

    Not sure it adds much to Walter Isaacson?s account. Also - it would benefit from a little more editing. ...

    Fascinating, and well-researched life of that Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin, up until around the age of 40. A surprise - how much religion was an influence in his life, both for good and ill. ...

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  • David
    Oct 13, 2018

    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 bo...