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David Freeman Hawke (1924–1999)

Author of Everyday Life in Early America

18+ Works 1,054 Members 9 Reviews

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Captain John Smith's History of Virginia (1970) — Editor — 20 copies

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I don't know if I could've suffered through the 10 years of politics in England had I not been listening to an audio book. Other than that though, Franklin is a compelling story of the complex man that was Benjamin Franklin. A founding father of America and polymath, Franklin tries to show all aspects of the great man and display his vast knowledge in science, politics and literature.
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phoenixcomet | Nov 11, 2019 |
Interesting at times, however there are many small chapters and the the various subjects of them are covered in a fairly cursory way. Still, a good overview of the changes to technology during this period.
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jztemple | 3 other reviews | Dec 12, 2012 |
A very well put together tale. The author uses the original diaries of the men on the expedition to put together a gripping account of the journey up the Big Muddy. The language is lively and interesting, even in the places where long selections of diaries are quoted - the author went to some trouble to make the quotes as seamless as possible with the the rest of the text. My only complaint is the layout of the book - I would have liked to see more maps and fewer copies of contemporaneous drawings and etchings.… (more)
 
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