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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3: Soldier, Scientist, and Politician, 1748-1757

by J. A. Leo Lemay University of Pennsylvania Press (October 01, 2014)

Volume 3 of the acclaimed biography narrates Franklin's growth from printer to public-spirited politician, soldier, and patriot.


The Man Who Had Been King: The American Exile of Napoleon's Brother Joseph

by Patricia Tyson Stroud University of Pennsylvania Press (January 28, 2014)

In The Man Who Had Been King, Patricia Tyson Stroud provides a rich account of the life of Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte in the United States, detailing how his palatial estate, gardens, and art collection...


The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2: Printer and Publisher, 1730-1747

by J. A. Leo Lemay University of Pennsylvania Press (June 03, 2013)

Representing a lifetime of research, this seven-volume biography will give readers an unmatched resource for understanding Benjamin Franklin's character and place in American history. This second volume chronicles...


The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1: Journalist, 1706-1730

by J. A. Leo Lemay University of Pennsylvania Press (March 16, 2013)

Representing a lifetime of research by the dean of Franklin scholars, this seven-volume biography will give enthusiasts and scholars an important resource for understanding Benjamin Franklin's character and...


William Livingston's American Revolution

by James J. Gigantino II University of Pennsylvania Press (September 11, 2018)

William Livingston's American Revolution explores how New Jersey's first governor experienced the American Revolution and managed a state government on the war's front lines. A wartime bureaucrat, Livingston...


The Oldest Revolutionary

by J. A. Leo Lemay University of Pennsylvania Press (March 23, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is the model American of an America that we have created. But if we can go beyond our preconceptions of Franklin and the 1776 and 1976 image of America, we can learn something of the truth,...


Bitterroot

by Patricia Tyson Stroud University of Pennsylvania Press (February 23, 2018)

In America's early national period, Meriwether Lewis was a towering figure. Selected by Thomas Jefferson to lead the expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he was later rewarded by Jefferson with the...


Between Cultures: Europe and Its Others in Five Exemplary Lives

by Jerrold Seigel University of Pennsylvania Press (December 14, 2015)

The remarkable individuals whose stories make up Jerrold Seigel's Between Cultures—Richard Burton, T. E. Lawrence, Louis Massignon, Chinua Achebe, and Orhan Pamuk—without ever seeking to exit from the ways...


Isabel the Queen: Life and Times

by Peggy K. Liss University of Pennsylvania Press (November 10, 2015)

A sweeping biography of the legendary Spanish queen who was patron of Christopher Columbus, brought the Inquisition to Spain, expelled the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, and was mother of the first wife of...


To Read My Heart: The Journal of Rachel Van Dyke, 1810-1811

by Lucia McMahon & Deborah Schriver University of Pennsylvania Press (August 19, 2015)

"Rachel Van Dyke's journal helps us to see just how porous were the boundaries of literary culture, aesthetics, sociability, and self-fashioning. . . . Above all, it reminds us of the willful and determined...


Clara Barton, Professional Angel

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor University of Pennsylvania Press (June 29, 2011)

Widely known today as the "Angel of the Battlefield," Clara Barton's personal life has always been shrouded in mystery. In Clara Barton, Professional Angel, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presents a biography of Barton...


Professional Indian: The American Odyssey of Eleazer Williams

by Michael Leroy Oberg University of Pennsylvania Press (February 02, 2015)

Professional Indian tells the story of Eleazer Williams: missionary to the Mohawks, Indian confidence man, and icon of an era of dispossession and change that compelled many native peoples to refashion their...