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 had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many batt...
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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 advantages include a culture of aggressive entrepreneurial competition, a treasure trove of dat...
- 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 packed into this book it is amazing. I enjoyed from start to finish and learned so much. I won this book in a GoodReads Giveaway.
- 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.
- 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.