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Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin / Jill Lepore.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307958341
  • ISBN: 0307958345
  • Description: xiv, 442 pages : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

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0 current holds with 19 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 973.3/Lepore (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction E 302.6 F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO MECOM, JANE 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO MECOM, JANE 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography 973.3 Franklin, J. Lepore (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks E302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-417) and index.
Contents Note: Jane : 1537-1727 -- Her book : 1727-1757 -- Letters : 1758-1775 -- History : 1775-1793 -- Remains : 1794- -- Appendices. Methods and sources ; A Franklin genealogy ; A Jane genealogy ; A calendar of the letters ; The editorial hand of Jared Sparks ; Jane's library ; A map of Jane's Boston.
Summary: "From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world--a world usually lost to history. Lepore's life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown"-- Publisher's description.
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