Benjamin Franklin

Version: Unabridged
Author: Carl Van Doren
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2016
# of Units: 28 CDs
Length: 36 hours, 39 minutes
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From his beginnings as a journalist at age sixteen to his retirement from public affairs at eighty-two, there was no break in Benjamin Franklin's activity and accomplishments. A writer, inventor, and statesman, he remains unsurpassed in the range of his natural gifts and the important uses to which he put them.

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Carl Van Doren incorporates materials from Franklin's letters, manuscripts, journals, and published works to give the most accurate and comprehensive portrait ever written of this great American.

Author Details

Author Details

Van Doren, Carl

Carl Van Doren (1885-1950) was a critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and, in 1911, a doctorate from Columbia University, where he went on to teach for nineteen years.