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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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Genre : History
Author : Edward J. Larson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-02-11
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062880178

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Release : 1978
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : NWU:35556030123087

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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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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Baby Professor
Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
Release : 2019-04-15
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781541965201

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Genre : Benton County (Wash.)
Author : United States. Bonneville Power Administration. Division of Industrial and Resources Development
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Release : 1945
File : 33 Pages
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112061787609

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True accounts of major disasters in Washington history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From The Seattle fire of 1889, the 1910 train avalanche on Stevens Pass, and the 1915 Ravensdale Coal Mine explosion, the 1955 airliner crash in residential Riverton, to the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, Washington has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude of the devastation but also the courage and ingenuity displayed by those who survived and the heroism of those who helped others, often risking their own lives in rescue efforts.

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Genre : History
Author : Rob McNair-Huff
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-12-15
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781493013234

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-11-05
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442900745

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Author : Peter Parley
Publisher :
Release : 1839
File : 361 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105011776932

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-11-05
File : 340 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442900776

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Author : George Washington
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Release : 1775
File : 96 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015070224079

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-11-05
File : 260 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442900721

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