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The Compleated Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 0895260336
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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.

The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300098587
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The text of this celebrated work by the early American statesman and inventor is supplemented by notes on its creation and influence.

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Ronald W. Clark
Publisher: Castle Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785818441
Size: 16.43 MB
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This fully documented account of the 'first American' gives a detailed and lively picture of our most accomplished writer, politician and statesman.

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743258074
Size: 75.68 MB
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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 Autobiography And Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553904987
Size: 55.25 MB
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This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.

Benjamin Franklin S Book Of Virtues

Author: Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 9781429093552
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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.