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I started with that one - I liked Isaacson's writing when I read his Steve Jobs biography, so I decided to read his Franklin bio as well. I very much enjoyed it. Afterward, I read this one:

https://www.amazon.com/First-American-Times-Benjamin-Frankli...

I think this one is probably where I read about his time with Hume. I don't find H.W. Brands' writing to be quite as smooth to read as Isaacson's, but I remember him covering parts of Franklin's life in greater detail. His bio of Ulysses Grant was a great read, too:

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Saved-Union-Ulysses/dp/030747...




Have you ever read Ron Chernow bios? I've read Titan (Rockefeller):

https://www.amazon.ca/Titan-Life-John-Rockefeller-Sr/dp/1400...

and Alexander Hamilton:

https://www.amazon.ca/Alexander-Hamilton-Ron-Chernow/dp/0143...

Both incredible.

I admit I've never been terribly interested in Grant, maybe I should give him a look. Tough when there's an infinite abundance of great literature. We're truly spoiled.


I haven't, but I'll definitely check those out. Thanks for the suggestions!




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