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Summary Young Benjamin Franklin

Way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles with his rivals but also with his wayward emotions Taking Franklin to the age of forty one when he made his first electrical discoveries Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge Always trying to balance virtue against ambition Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human be. 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 data a skilled army of well educated engineers and a supportive government Reading Bunker s biography of Franklin s early life up to the year 1747 when he began his electrical experiments in earnest I m struck by how much conditions in early 18th century British North America mirror those in early 21st century China Franklin s rivalry with another Philadelphian printer Andrew B

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Young Benjamin Franklin

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 successFrom 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. Those looking at the title and expecting groundbreaking new details of the adolescent and young adult life of one of the most interesting men of the eighteenth century and Enlightenment will be a bit underwhelmed While historian Nick Bunker has admirably allowed a fair amount of effort and research into this study of Benjamin Franklin s earlier years the reader becomes frustrated and loses interest in the fact that he unnecessarily shares a social history of the times depicted This has a tendency to overshadow the main gist of Franklin s creativity and genius and easily could have been appropriately used as a standalone book in itselfOpening with a prologue that recounts Franklin s final years in Paris and politics Bunker also details his contributions both internationally and domestically aptly ex

Nick Bunker ✓ 4 review

Ing made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic we see Franklin in Boston London and Philadelphia as he develops his formula for greatness A tale of science politics war and religion this is also a story about Franklin's forebears the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite geniu. A very good history of a lesser known period of Franklin s life Starting with his family s early history and running right up to his first experiments with electricity this is an account that is very engaging and informative Sometimes it becomes a little hard to follow because the author has decided to move around by topic instead of chronologically but overall this is a great read and I would recommend it to fans of early colonial history


10 thoughts on “Young Benjamin Franklin

  1. says:

    Those looking at the title and expecting groundbreaking new details of the adolescent and young adult life of one of the most intere

  2. says:

    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 inform

  3. says:

    Young Benjamin Franklin by Nick Bunker; Alfred A Knopf New York 3000 You'll not find a inspiring book It is all the valuable because true It is true because of the Homeric research conducted by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Nick Bunker Bun

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    As a Benjamin Franklin devotee it's hard to find new information about the man BUT somehow Bunker does just that This book is particularly good at helping you understand Franklin's trajectory from Boston runaway to a world famous scientist although I wish he had spent a bit time on his electrical theories In th

  6. says:

    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 insight into his life and early days than many bios do

  7. says:

    A very good history of a lesser known period of Franklin's life Starting with his family's early history and running right up to his first experiments with electricity this is an account that is very engaging and informative Sometimes it becomes a little hard to follow because the author has decided to move around by topic

  8. says:

    Ponderously slow with a seemingly perpetual proliferation of names even after the first 100 pages I still didn't feel that I had developed a familiarity or connection with who Franklin really was Unfortunately Bunker's tome reminded me of why I am reluctant to read biography because bad biography is so boring Stopping now

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    Fairly captivating I could put it down but it was always a little hard The information and depth of research was great but the narrative lacked something of a cohesive structure There were one or two themes Franklin isms that the author would

  10. says:

    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 uick read but worth every moment Extremely satisfying read

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