A Benjamin Franklin Reader

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Popular A Benjamin Franklin Reader Author Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson am Ebook Benjamin Franklin was a writer a philosopher a scientist a politician a patriot a Foundi

Popular A Benjamin Franklin Reader Author Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson am Ebook 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.. 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.. The best Book A Benjamin Franklin Reader A great reference work, keep it in easy reach to quote some Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin Biography, Inventions, Wife, Quotes Sep , Benjamin Franklin, also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, born January January , Old Style , , Boston, Massachusetts U.S died April , , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S , American printer and publisher, author, inventor and Benjamin Franklin Biography, Inventions Facts HISTORY Who was Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin Historical Society Benjamin Franklin was America s scientist,inventor, politician, philanthropistand business man He is best known as the only Founding Father who signed all three documents that freed America from Britain Franklin is credited with drafting the Declaration of Independenceand the American Constitution He also negotiated the Treaty of Pariswhich ended the Independence War against Britain. Benjamin Franklin, Person of Concern WSJ A republic, if you can keep it Benjamin Franklin s quip about the government Americans would have is probably the most popular Founding era wisdom still with us Maybe not for long. Benjamin Franklin Slave Ownership Benjamin Franklin was a slave owner, however, his ownership was not the only way he benefited from the institution He gained profits from the domestic and international slave trade As the editor of the Pennsylvania Gazette, Franklin benefited financially from the advertisements for runaway slave and slave auction advertisements paid for by slave owners and traders.

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    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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  • 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.




  • 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 collecti [...]


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


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


  • 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 .




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