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Great Courses: The Age of Benjamin Franklin
October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019
Our 35th course in the Great Courses Continuing Series of Educational Seminars is The Age of Benjamin Franklin.
“We all have certain images of Ben Franklin: the witty Founding Father who promoted independence; the Philadelphia printer who created Poor Richard’s Almanack; the scientist who conducted experiments with kites in electrical storms; the author of what is arguably America’s best-known autobiography. These images reveal an intellectually curious and successful man of the 18th century, but they don’t fully capture the rich and multi-faceted genius of one of the most extraordinary Americans—perhaps the quintessential American—in history.”
College level learning for adults, with discussion and refreshments to follow. Moderated by Lawrence Brotmann.
Taught by Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University.
Previous registration required. Please contact the library for more information.