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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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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... More > 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. Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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Writen in 1791 by Benjamin Franklin. 221 pages.
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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An ebook - The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin This is the Autobiography of one of America's best-loved founding fathers. In his own words he describes his life up until around 1765. He never... More > finished his autobiography, unfortunately, but what he has given us is still fascinating and rewarding.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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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... More > 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 an autobiography ever written. 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. We Americans devour eagerly any piece of writing that purports to tell us the secret of success in life; yet how often we are disappointed to find nothing but commonplace statements, or receipts that we know by heart but never follow.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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"I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or... More > other employments that would divert his attention, makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business." ~ Benjamin Franklin. This quote sums up the life and character of Ben Franklin very well. Most American children learn about Ben Franklin in school, but I would wager that most American adults remember little about his fascinating life. From our modern day fire departments, to our library system and public hospitals, Ben Franklin invented or played a part in the creation of much of what we take for granted in our society. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a must-read book full of timeless wisdom on successful living.< Less
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin
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"I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or... More > other employments that would divert his attention, makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business." ~ Benjamin Franklin. This quote sums up the life and character of Ben Franklin very well. Most American children learn about Ben Franklin in school, but I would wager that most American adults remember little about his fascinating life. From our modern day fire departments, to our library system and public hospitals, Ben Franklin invented or played a part in the creation of much of what we take for granted in our society. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a must-read book full of timeless wisdom on successful living.< Less
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN By BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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The first five chapters of the Autobiography were composed in England in 1771, continued in 1784-5, and again in 1788, at which date he brought it down to 1757. After a most extraordinary series of... More > adventures, the original form of the manuscript was finally printed by Mr. John Bigelow, and is here reproduced in recognition of its value as a picture of one of the most notable personalities of Colonial times, and of its acknowledged rank as one of the great autobiographies of the world.< Less
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN By BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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The first five chapters of the Autobiography were composed in England in 1771, continued in 1784-5, and again in 1788, at which date he brought it down to 1757. After a most extraordinary series of... More > adventures, the original form of the manuscript was finally printed by Mr. John Bigelow, and is here reproduced in recognition of its value as a picture of one of the most notable personalities of Colonial times, and of its acknowledged rank as one of the great autobiographies of the world.< Less
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin (Illustrated) By Benjamin Franklin
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This book, memoirs of Benjamin Franklin tells about the life of the politician from his youth to his retirement. The author identifies the lessons he learned in morality and in practice during his... More > lifetime. This is an illustrated version of the original work.< Less