The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Release: 2016
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780760349847
Language: en
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Read about the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin in this beautifully illustrated version of his autobiography.

Benjamin Franklin

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

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Release: 2015-02-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1508475091
Language: en
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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 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.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Young Benjamin Franklin

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

Fart Proudly

Fart Proudly
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Release: 2003-03-31
Editor: Frog Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1583940790
Language: en
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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 Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Gordon S. Wood
Release: 2005-05-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101200902
Language: en
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“I cannot remember ever reading a work of history and biography that is quite so fluent, so perfectly composed and balanced . . .” —The New York Sun “Exceptionally rich perspective on one of the most accomplished, complex, and unpredictable Americans of his own time or any other.” —The Washington Post Book World 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.

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

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

I Am Benjamin Franklin

I Am Benjamin Franklin
Author: Brad Meltzer
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Dial Books
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780525555919
Language: en
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This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Founding Father and scientist Benjamin Franklin.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 287
ISBN: 1903385830
Language: en
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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Nathan R. Kozuskanich
Release: 2014-10-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781136174322
Language: en
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Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this iconic founder provides an ideal opportunity for students to take a closer look at eighteenth century colonial society and the contested formation of the early American nation. In this carefully contextualized account, Nathan R. Kozuskanich considers the many facets of Franklin’s private and public lives, and shows how Franklin grappled with issues that still concern us today: the right to bear arms, the legacy of slavery, and the nature of American democracy. In a concise narrative bolstered by supporting primary documents, Benjamin Franklin: American Founder, Atlantic Citizen introduces students to the world of the burgeoning United States and enables them to understand the journey from imperial colonies to an independent nation dedicated to the premise that all men are created equal.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 339
ISBN: 0300101627
Language: en
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Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.

Who Was Ben Franklin

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

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Annotated

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

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780300098587
Language: en
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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 in London

Benjamin Franklin in London
Author: George Goodwin
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9780300220247
Language: en
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An account of Franklin's British years.

Benjamin Franklin Inventor of the Nation

Benjamin Franklin  Inventor of the Nation
Author: Mark Shulman
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781645173700
Language: en
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The story of America’s foremost inventor and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin, in graphic novel format. Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. From his birth in Boston in 1706 to his days as a printer, inventor, and politician, Benjamin Franklin: Inventor of the Nation! tells the story of “the First American” in an accessible graphic novel format. Franklin’s research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat for the newly founded United States toward the end of the 18th century.

Benjamin Franklin Signature Notebook

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