A Benjamin Franklin Reader

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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

A Benjamin Franklin Reader A selection of Benjamin Franklin s writings with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin An American

  • Title: A Benjamin Franklin Reader
  • Author: Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson
  • ISBN: 9780743273985
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • A selection of Benjamin Franklin s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin An American Life, this collection of Franklin s writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America s favorite founder and wit Includes an introductory essayA selection of Benjamin Franklin s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin An American Life, this collection of Franklin s writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America s favorite founder and wit Includes an introductory essay exploring Franklin s life and impact as a writer, and each piece is accompanied by a preface and notes that provide background, context, and analysis.

    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE January , O.S January , April , was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Benjamin Franklin Biography Biography Benjamin Franklin s Inventions and Discoveries Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor and scientist who was responsible for the following inventions Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin US History Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January , He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin Benjamin s mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah In all, Josiah would father children Josiah intended for Benjamin to enter into the clergy However, Josiah could only Benjamin Franklin An American Life In this authoritative and engrossing full scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America s founders helped define our national character Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Unabridged student sized .x value reproduction of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin This classic is a must read because Franklin writes as if the reader is right there with him, relating his story, feeling his success and his pains. Benjamin Franklin , la enciclopedia libre Biografa Benjamin Franklin fue el decimocuarto hijo de un total de diecisiete hermanos cuatro medios hermanos de padre y el resto hermanos de padre y madre Hijo de Josiah Franklin y de su segunda esposa Abiah Folger. The Electric Ben Franklin US History An array of resources on Benjamin Franklin, including several biographies, a Franklin quotation meme generator, Franklin themed puzzles and Home Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Founded in Boston in , BFIT is a non profit college serving students pursuing career pathways in technology We strive to develop technical and professional skills as well as individual values to create a foundation for success. Benjamin Franklin Citizen Ben Founding Father PBS Benjamin Franklin founded or helped found numerous organizations and institutions fire fighting clubs, academies, hospitals, libraries, and insurance companies. Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Boston, januari O.S januari Philadelphia, april was een Amerikaans politicus, wetenschapper en moralist Hij is het schoolvoorbeeld van nijverheid en eerlijkheid.

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    1. Eli on said:

      A great reference work, keep it in easy reach to quote some Franklin!

    2. Dexter on said:

      Very, very interesting. Benjamin Franklin, while definitely a strange fellow, was certainly a genius and one of the best writers of all time. What scares me is that because he's so good, he almost made me believe some bizarre things.And Walter Isaacson did an amazing job of putting it all together and into context. It's an amazing read (it just takes a looong time) that'll give you plenty of information on all the aspects of Benjamin Franklin's long and full life.

    3. Jim on said:

      "Wonderful book about a fascinating life that did so much to create the American character and shape a nation."

    4. Anne-marie on said:

      Old fashioned writing can be challenging to read. But the Silence Dogood letters are funny. I really LIKE Old Ben.

    5. Brian Willis on said:

      This splendid and thorough collection gathers in one place the most essential self publications of the greatest and most important self publisher in American history, Benjamin Franklin. The most important, and best, is The Autobiography, a breezy recollection of his curious mind and the rationality behind many of his best inventions, some of which are only recollected in that book. But several of the works collected here detail his other achievements in wit and reason, including a healthy collec [...]

    6. Dennis on said:

      It took a long time, but I finally finished! I didn't read the autobiography, which is the last section of the book, since I've read that in the past. Reading the letters of other people is quite different than simply reading about history, and takes some getting used to. However, if you have an interest in the early history of this country, this is an interesting window into that time.

    7. Christopher Potter on said:

      Franklin of course was very smart, but reading him in his own words dispels the widely-held notion that he was some kind of unparalleled genius. I mainly appreciated his humility and his ability to good-naturedly poke fun at the haughty and the tyrranical.If only benevolent and humble people like him could be found in our political system today.

    8. Marc Gacy on said:

      What better way to spend Ben Franklin's 300th birthday than to fly into Philly reading a copy of this book?This omnibus simply reinforces my opinion that Ben Franklin clearly qualifies as The Greatest American (or at least one of)

    9. Sheri Hansen on said:

      Our impish American Da Vinci at his finest. People should read more of his actual stuff, or they risk losing the marvelous nuance he brings when we see his life as a whole.

    10. Anthony Robb-John on said:

      Hmmm - such a life, so many contradictions, good, bad, blindspots, insights. BF deserves something better. Am happy to say this is a start and has some moments. I look forward to reading more.

    11. Graham on said:

      Just picked it up from the library. As a new Philadelphian I thought it was my duty. I definitely won't read everything in here.

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