Ralph Frasca is Associate Professor of Mass Communication at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of the “Saturday Globe” and American War Reporting: The Mexican-American War.
"A marvel, both of diligent research and of Franklin's fertile and opportunistic imagination."—Books & Culture
"A well-researched and engaging study of Franklin's contributions to early American journalism and should appeal to a broad audience. It is a valuable addition to the literature on Franklin and to journalism in the colonial era."—The South Carolina Historical Magazine
"Frasca's welcome book shows just how Franklin made himself into a printing empire, and stresses (just as Franklin would have wanted) how it was done as part of his effort at improving humanity."—The Times of Acadiana
"Ralph Frasca's book surprises and delights. Frasca takes us into a part of Franklin's world that has been often studied, his world of print, but not with an eye to the ways in which Franklin operated within a complex network of printers to pursue his quest for personal success and the dissemination of virtue."—Journal of the Early Republic