Professor Ed Larson's Book, "Franklin and Washington," Named on USA Today Best Book List
Professor Edward J. Larson's book, Franklin and Washington: The Founding Partnership, has been named by USA Today on its "Best Books of 2020 So Far: What USA Today's Critics Loved Reading."
From USA Today:
It would be difficult to conjure what the United States of America would have become without George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. One can argue it might have been stillborn. Such is the impact that these two men had on the Revolutionary War and its aftermath.
"Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership" (William Morrow, 352 pp., ★★★½ out of four) by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson, is a dual biography that examines the decades-long relationship of these two remarkable patriots, who put their lives and fortunes on the line to create a nation.
Washington was first in war and the presidency. The expectation that he would be the new nation's first chief executive inspired skeptical delegates to sign the document that established a more viable federal government at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Franklin's efforts helped that eventuality as well.
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