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Jill Lepore on the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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 12 children. Historian Jill Lepore shows that Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister was, like her brother, a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only one woman but an entire world.

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Jill Lepore

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Lynda Fitzjarrell from Hurst, Texas

What a wonderful Wonderful WONDERFULLY - written book - Book of Ages. Thank you so very much for all your time, attention and talent!! I will now read all your books...........and tell everyone I know - what a GREAT author you are.........
Sincerely, Lynda Fitzjarrell

Dec. 07 2013 01:12 PM

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