Ratings : 54198

Review : 2494


Published : Jan. 6, 2004

By : Touchstone

Language : eng

Paperback : 160 Pages

Published : Jan. 6, 2004

By : Touchstone

Language : eng

Paperback : 160 Pages

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

54198 Ratings - 2494 Review

"The first book to belong permanently to literature. It created a man."
-- From the Introduction

Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World.

Written initially to guide his son, Franklin's autobiography is a lively, spellbinding account of his unique and eventful life. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.



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ABOUT Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.

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