The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
H. Altemus, 1895 - 287 pages
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 but i am getting trouble to download
The actual scan provided is of a fairly well-used volume, and for some reason the first 20 pages are cut from the beginning and inserted three-quarters of the way through the book. Odd.
Franklin's autobiography is cut into two sections - one that he wrote initially with his papers in front of him, another cobbled together after his friends insisted he continue. The latter portion is rather disjointed - almost like it was transcribed and immediately printed. You can almost hear the stream-of-consciousness in Ben's voice through the narration.
There are very interesting facets to the book however - such as Ben's optimal daily routine and how he managed to convince people to participate in social service. The book is almost a predecessor to "How to Win Friends and Influence People."
Interesting read, especially if you want to see an original hacker & start-up founder.