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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin.

THE AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Gordon S. Wood. 2004. Read by Peter Johnson. 9 cds. 10.5 hrs. HighBridge Audio. 1-56511-886-3. $34.95. Cardboard; content, author notes. SA

Preeminent historian Gordon S. Wood has complied an outstanding study of American folk hero Benjamin Franklin, and filled it with insights into the man and myth, as well as the American Revolution. Filled with tremendous detail, the material will enhance listeners' understanding of this unique and complex individual. Presented in chronological order, the intimate details of Franklin's life will delight and amaze. Peter Johnson narrates the documentary-type format in a thoughtful and lively manner. While Johnson's intonation does not change from character to character, the reading is nonetheless pleasant. Recommended for senior and advanced students due solely to its length. Sunnie Grant, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Ipswich, MA
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Author:Grant, Sunnie
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Date:Nov 1, 2004
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