The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 178
ISBN: 1618956388
Available:
Release: 2019-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

Who Was Ben Franklin

Who Was Ben Franklin
Author: Dennis Brindell Fradin,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781101640081
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Release: 2002-02-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.

A Benjamin Franklin Reader

A Benjamin Franklin Reader
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 551
ISBN: 0743257820
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Release: 2003
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A companion volume to Benjamin Franklin: An American Life presents a definitive version of Franklin's Autobiography along with a selection of some of his most important writings, including "The Art of Conversation" and "Rules for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness," all accompanied by a helpful introduction, commentary, and notes. 60,00 first printing.

The Portable Benjamin Franklin

The Portable Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 551
ISBN: 0143039547
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Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inclusive anthology of writings by the celebrated American stateman, journalist, scientist, and entrepreneur contains nearly one hundred of his major writings, including political tracts, essays, journalism, letters, scientific observations, personal and social improvement guidelines, literary musings, and more. Original.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Stephen Krensky
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0756635284
Available:
Release: 2007-12
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A juvenile biography of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, printer, writer, statesman, and Founding Father.

Young Benjamin Franklin

Young Benjamin Franklin
Author: Nick Bunker
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101872802
Available:
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success. From his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world, where he fought many battles with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius.

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Lorraine Smith Pangle
Pages: 277
ISBN: 080188666X
Available:
Release: 2007-09-28
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklin's political writings are full of fascinating reflections on human nature, on the character of good leadership, and on why government is such a messy and problematic business. Drawing together threads in Franklin's writings, Lorraine Smith Pangle illuminates his thoughts on citizenship, federalism, constitutional government, the role of civil associations, and religious freedom.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1726251780
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Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin Franklin told the story of his life, as he himself says, for the benefit of his posterity. He wanted to help them by the relation of his own rise from obscurity and poverty to eminence and wealth. He is not unmindful of the importance of his public services and their recognition, yet his accounts of these achievements are given only as a part of the story, and the vanity displayed is incidental and in keeping with the honesty of the recital. There is nothing of the impossible in the method and practice of Franklin as he sets them forth. The youth who reads the fascinating story is astonished to find that Franklin in his early years struggled with the same everyday passions and difficulties that he himself experiences, and he loses the sense of discouragement that comes from a realization of his own shortcomings and inability to attain. Edited by Frank Woodworth Pine.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9781557090799
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Release: 2008-10
Editor: Applewood Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 163
ISBN: NYPL:33433082364211
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Release: 1892
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
Pages: 197
ISBN: 1932096140
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Release: 2005
Editor: YWAM Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklin's life never lacked excitement and intrigue. As a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and American statesman, this spirited Philadelphia resident continually sought to improve himself and the world he lived in.A key founding father, Franklin was the only man to sign all five of the most important documents upon which the United States was built. He also served the colonies and young nation in England and France, where he was greatly admired and regarded as a genius. Today Benjamin Franklin's wisdom and influence still reverberate through literature, science, politics, and society. (1706-1790)Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.Pages: 208 (paperback)Ages: 10+

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 47
ISBN: 0792278828
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Release: 2005
Editor: National Geographic Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a life of the American statesman who was a diplomat, postmaster, inventor, and revolutionary and played an integral part in the founding of the nation through his great writings and communication skills.

Benjamin Franklin s Book of Virtues

Benjamin Franklin s Book of Virtues
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1429093552
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From 1771 to his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his Memoirs. Portions of the unfinished work were published posthumously as Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin, first in French in 1791, and then in English in 1793. Today the complete unfinished manuscript is known as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his "bold and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection" when he was a young man. He prepared a list of thirteen virtues he wished to perfect in himself, and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin's list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions, and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort. Applewood Books now offers Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues as Franklin intended it - a beautiful little hardcover, complete with the list of thirteen virtues and a chart to monitor one's own progress.

Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin
Author: Augusta Stevenson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780020419204
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the young Philadelphia printer who grew up to become a world-renowned author, diplomat, scientist, and inventor, and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Fart Proudly

Fart Proudly
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1583940790
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Frog Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are "The Letter to a Royal Academy"; "On Choosing a Mistress"; "Rules on Making Oneself Disagreeable"; and other jibes. Franklin's irrepressible wit found an outlet in perpetrating hoaxes, attacking marriage and other sacred cows, and skewering the English Parliament. Reminding us of the humorous, irreverent side of this American icon, these essays endure as both hilarious satire and a timely reminder of the importance of a free press.

Benjamin Franklin s Intellectual World

Benjamin Franklin s Intellectual World
Author: Paul E. Kerry,Matthew S. Holland
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781611470291
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Release: 2012-12-27
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essays in this volume explore how Franklin's political and philosophical thinking was informed, while examining the deep appeal that Franklin has had on generation after generation of Americans.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Annotated

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin  Annotated
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 78
ISBN: 1652602801
Available:
Release: 2019-12-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. Hear his own thoughts in his autobiography.

Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook

Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook
Author: Cider Mill Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781604337037
Available:
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Cider Mill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let the inspiring words of Benjamin Franklin help guide you toward your next big idea, while you write, doodle, or brainstorm alongside his own wise words in the Benjamin Franklin Notebook! Feel the creativity and cleverness of Benjamin Franklin flow through your pen as you write, doodle, or draw alongside his own words. This Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook is filled with dozens of quotations from the man himself, which will cure your writer’s block and give you space for your next great idea—whether you’re exploring electricity or cracking the code for the perfect guacamole recipe and need to write it down!

The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Douglas Anderson
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781421406138
Available:
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anderson’s carefully considered work makes a persuasive case for revisiting this celebrated book with a keener appreciation for the subtlety and beauty of Franklin’s performance.

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin,Ellen R. Cohn
Pages: 712
ISBN: 0300061099
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Yale University, this edition of 'The Papers Of Benjamin Franklin' contains everything that Franklin wrote that can be found, and for the first time, in full or abstract, all letters addressed to him, the whole arranged in chronological order.