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: un

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.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 409
ISBN: UCAL:$B282149
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 192
ISBN: HARVARD:HN3J2W
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Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1439566984
Available:
Release: 2008-10-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

The Portable Benjamin Franklin

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

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.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 408
ISBN: 1841593664
Available:
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklinâe(tm)s account of his rise from poverty and obscurity to affluence and fame is a self-portrait of a quintessential American which has charmed every generation of readers since it first appeared in 1791. Begun as a collection of anecdotes for his son, the memoir grew into a history of his remarkable achievements in the literary, scientific and political realms. A printer, inventor, scientist, diplomat and statesman, Franklin was also a brilliant writer whose wit and wisdom shine on every page. Franklin was a remarkably prolific author, well known in his lifetime for his humorous, philosophical, parodic and satirical writings, and for the parables and maxims which he published under an astonishing number of pen names, including Poor Richard, the Busy-Body, and Silence Dogood. This Everyman edition contains a varied selection of these, including 'The Kite Experiment', 'A Parable Against Persecution', 'Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind', 'Rules for Making Oneself a Disagreeable Companion' and 'The Way to Wealth'.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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+

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780823430352
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Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: Holiday House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Writer, printer, scientist, inventor, statesman, and youngest son in a family of seventeen children, Benjamin Franklin is considered one of our greatest Americans. Supported by colorful illustrations, Adler's biography brings to life one of America's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Adler highlights Franklin's stunning accomplishments and his day-to-day life from his time as a young boy in Boston, Massachusetts through his role as the oldest delegate to the Constitutional Congress at the age of 81. A lifelong book lover and printer, Franklin poularized famous sayings like "haste makes waste" and "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" in his annual Poor Richard's Almanack. An energetic inventor and public servant, he created the Franklin stove and bifocal glasses and established the first lending library and hospital in America. Young readers looking for insight into one of America's greatest founders, will find inspiration while gaining understanding and appreciation of US colonial history.

Benjamin Franklin s Book of Virtues

Benjamin Franklin s Book of Virtues
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1429093552
Available:
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.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Mark Skousen,Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780895260338
Available:
Release: 2005-11-01
Editor: Regnery Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A lifelong scholar of Benjamin Franklin's life completes the unfinished "Autobiography" with information on Franklin's attitudes about such topics as the Constitutional Convention, slavery, and Thomas Jefferson.

Fart Proudly

Fart Proudly
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781583940792
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Release: 2003
Editor: Frog Books
Language: un

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

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Pages: 339
ISBN: 0300095325
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, 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.

All about Benjamin Franklin

All about Benjamin Franklin
Author: Elizabeth Zuckerman
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1484499263
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklin was born with independence and leadership. He took over a printing press and helped the colonies defeat the most powerful military force in Europe during the American Revolution. Benjamin helped America gain independence, he was one of the most important and versatile of Americas Founding Fathers. His scientific discoveries added to his world fame, and we still use his brilliant inventions today like the bifocal and the lightning rod.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0964380390
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Release: 1998-10-01
Editor: Beautiful Feet Books, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this outstanding picture book biography, first-time readers will meet one of America's most extraordinary historical figures. Inventor, philosopher, writer, publisher and adviser for the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin brought to a new and growing nation his intelligence and wit. A NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Carl Van Doren
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1931541868
Available:
Release: 2002-03-01
Editor: Simon Publications
Language: un

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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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

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.

Ben Franklin

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

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.

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: un

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.