Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

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George Washington and Ben Franklin were a crucial pair of the larger Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Franklin and Washington were decades apart in age, hailed from different backgrounds and locations, and yet shared strong views on liberty and when to fight. Their friendship, often accentuated through correspondence, spanned four decades. Benjamin Franklin possessed a brilliant mind; his skills shined as a printer, publisher, and inventor. His innovative ways bought him an early retirement, yet he was also dedicated to public service.

George Washington was born in Virginia. His wealth emanated from the inheritance of his family estate. He gravitated toward service as a surveyor, evaluating prospective lands for investment in the vast wilderness of the west. Conflict was imminent with the colonists’ desire to expand out west. Washington had a front-row seat to the looming fracas and would witness triumph and tragedy in military campaigns from 1754 on. Washington and Franklin would be present and all in for battling the French in a unified Colonial campaign.

Franklin and Washington is a fresh view of the lives of Ben Franklin and George Washington. Their contributions to the birth of the United States and also their divide on the topic of slavery provide depth and moving narrative to a great read. This is a solid piece of history writing, where the reader can re-examine the past. A-plus.

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Author Edward J. Larson
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2020-02-11
ISBN 9780062880154 Buy this Book
Issue June 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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