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.

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.

The Autobiography and Other Writings

The Autobiography and Other Writings
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0142437603
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.

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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Who was Ben Franklin

Who was Ben Franklin
Author: Dennis B. Fradin
Pages: 105
ISBN: 0448424959
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin Workshop
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Complete

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin   Complete
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0344382486
Available:
Release: 2018-10-28
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Benjamin Franklin in London

Benjamin Franklin in London
Author: George Goodwin
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9780300220247
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of Franklin's British years.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1502763796
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Release: 2014-10-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three's narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break.

The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Douglas Anderson
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781421406138
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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.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Walter Isaacson
Pages: 586
ISBN: 0606302425
Available:
Release: 2004-04-30
Editor: Turtleback Books
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.

Fart Proudly

Fart Proudly
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1583940790
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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.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780486111148
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Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Pages: 339
ISBN: 0300101627
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin
Author: Carla Mulford
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9780521871341
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Release: 2008
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion addresses several well-known themes in the study of Franklin and his writings, while also showing Franklin in conversation with his British and European counterparts in science, philosophy, and social theory. Specially commissioned chapters, written by scholars well-known in their respective fields, examine Franklin's writings and his life with a new sophistication, placing Franklin in his cultural milieu while revealing the complexities of his intellectual, literary, social, and political views. Individual chapters take up several traditional topics, such as Franklin and the American dream, Franklin and capitalism, and Franklin's views of American national character. Other chapters delve into Franklin's library and his philosophical views on morality, religion, science, and the Enlightenment and explore his continuing influence in American culture. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Thomas S. Kidd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780300228144
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin’s faith Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the “thorough deist” who emerges in his autobiography. As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin’s beliefs, to be sure, but devout Christians in his life—including George Whitefield, the era’s greatest evangelical preacher; his parents; and his beloved sister Jane—kept him tethered to the Calvinist creed of his Puritan upbringing. Based on rigorous research into Franklin’s voluminous correspondence, essays, and almanacs, this fresh assessment of a well-known figure unpacks the contradictions and conundrums faith presented in Franklin’s life.

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Gordon S. Wood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101200902
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Release: 2005-05-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious. In place of the genial polymath, self-improver, and quintessential American, Gordon S. Wood reveals a figure much more ambiguous and complex—and much more interesting. Charting the passage of Franklin’s life and reputation from relative popular indifference (his death, while the occasion for mass mourning in France, was widely ignored in America) to posthumous glory, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin sheds invaluable light on the emergence of our country’s idea of itself.

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.

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin
Author: David A. Adler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130383
Available:
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This read-along shows how Ben Franklin, one of 17 children in a poor family in Colonial Massachusetts, became one of our greatest statesmen and inventors. This straightforward biography is embellished with soft background music and sound effects that are picked up from the details in the lively, quaint illustrations in the accompanying book." -AudioFile

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Bruce Ingham Granger
Pages: 264
ISBN: UVA:X000179799
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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