The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Mundus Publishing, 1941 - Statesmen - 300 pages
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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.
  

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Good read an insight into a brilliant mind - Goodreads
Can be hard to read at times but definately worth it. - Goodreads
Poet like story telling, perfect literature - Goodreads
A Great Book selection when I was in high school. - Goodreads
Very interesting insight. - Goodreads
Great book but hard to read - Goodreads

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I have always been very skeptical of self-help books. I read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey on the recommendation of a friend. Covey openly admitted that Benjamin ... Read full review

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Interesting, but doesn't go beyond the period in his life when he and his son first sailed to England. I was hoping to get a glimpse into his life during our journey to independence. Read full review

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One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

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