Franklin Washington


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"Larson's elegantly written dual biography reveals that the partnership of Franklin and Washington was indispensable to the success of the Revolution." —Gordon S. Wood From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a masterful, first-of-its-kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership's enduring importance. One of USA Today’s “Must-Read Books" of Winter 2020 • One of Publishers Weekly's "Top Ten" Spring 2020 Memoirs/Biographies Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin—an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north—and George Washington—a slaveholding general from the agrarian south—were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin’s Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since. Illuminating Franklin and Washington’s relationship with striking new detail and energy, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Edward J. Larson shows that theirs was truly an intimate working friendship that amplified the talents of each for collective advancement of the American project. During the French and Indian War, Franklin supplied the wagons for General Edward Braddock’s ill-fated assault on Fort Duquesne, and Washington buried the general’s body under the dirt road traveled by those retreating wagons. After long supporting British rule, both became key early proponents of independence. Rekindled during the Second Continental Congress in 1775, their friendship gained historical significance during the American Revolution, when Franklin led America’s diplomatic mission in Europe (securing money and an alliance with France) and Washington commanded the Continental Army. Victory required both of these efforts to succeed, and success, in turn, required their mutual coordination and cooperation. In the 1780s, the two sought to strengthen the union, leading to the framing and ratification of the Constitution, the founding document that bears their stamp. Franklin and Washington—the two most revered figures in the early republic—staked their lives and fortunes on the American experiment in liberty and were committed to its preservation. Today the United States is the world’s great superpower, and yet we also wrestle with the government Franklin and Washington created more than two centuries ago—the power of the executive branch, the principle of checks and balances, the electoral college—as well as the wounds of their compromise over slavery. Now, as the founding institutions appear under new stress, it is time to understand their origins through the fresh lens of Larson’s Franklin & Washington, a major addition to the literature of the founding era.

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Author by Edward J. Larson
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ISBN Number 9780062880178

Franklin Washington


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"Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin—an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north—and George Washington—a slaveholding general from the agrarian south—were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin’s Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since." -- Provided by publisher.

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Author by Edward J. Larson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0062880152

Stories Of Presidencies Us Presidents Franklin Washington Hoover And Eisenhower Biography Of Us Presidents Junior Scholars Edition Children S Biography Books


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America is what it is today because of the decisions made by its former leaders. Not all decisions were good but they were used as jump-off points to learn lessons and make better decisions. In this ebook, we’re going to follow the stories of presidencies of US presidents Franklin, Washington, Hoover and Eisenhower. Grab a copy today.

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Author by Baby Professor
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ISBN Number 9781541965201

Route 185 Franklin Washington Counties


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Economic Base For Power Markets In Benton And Franklin Counties Washington


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Author by United States. Bonneville Power Administration
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The Lives Of Franklin And Washington


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Author by Peter Parley
Genre eBook Presidents
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Four Great Americans Washington Franklin Webster Lincoln


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"Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln" by James Baldwin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Author by James Baldwin
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Four Great Americans Washington Franklin Webster Lincoln Easyread Comfort Edition


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Author by James Baldwin
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Four Great Americans Washington Franklin Webster Lincoln Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition


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Author by James Baldwin
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Specimen Pages Of A Proposed Publication Of The Papers Of Washington Franklin Etc


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Author by George Washington
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