Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

tudor queens series newgen books for YA readers books of the month
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

The Society for Useful Knowledge How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America by Jonathan Lyons
  

The Society for Useful Knowledge How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America

History   eBook Favourites   

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Young America was, even as a colony, a land of endless possibilities. An ever-expanding horizon combined with a culture revolving around the concept of liberty, be it religious freedom or the opportunity to escape from the stultifying atmosphere of European conservatism, to create a unique, if rough around the edges, world. Liberty of action was accompanied by a measure of liberty of thought, and America’s early intellectuals enjoyed freedoms of which their European rivals could only dream. Into this novel intellectual mix strode Benjamin Franklin, America’s own gifted scientist and Renaissance man, an individual who, more than any other, stimulated American thought and showed the Europeans that America’s colonists could create more than mere trouble. This fascinating guide to America’s Enlightenment, its leading figures, and its ups and downs, is a breath of fresh air at a time when enlightened values seem to be beating a hasty retreat.
~ Jonathan North

Synopsis

The Society for Useful Knowledge How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America by Jonathan Lyons

About the Author

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

10th June 2014

Author

Jonathan Lyons

More books by Jonathan Lyons
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Bloomsbury Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

History
eBook Favourites

Social & cultural history
History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
History of ideas

ISBN

9781608195725

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools