/Benjamin Franklin Publisher, inventor, educator, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin was a complex and appealing character. Here is a wide-ranging selection of his writings from Poor Richard's Almanac, scientific essays, and political commentaries, plus a generous do
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Series:||American Biography Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Boston in 1706, he later moved to Philadelphia, where he rose to prominence as a printer, writer, inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and statesman. He is best known for helping to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; his other accomplishments include negotiating the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War; publishing Poor Richard’s Almanack; and creating the first American lending library. He died in 1790, though his wit and wisdom—along with many of his inventions, such as bifocals and the Franklin stove—survive to this day.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Franklin was a great inventor, and here he uses the lightning - rod of his imagination to present before us the self-made moralist and man of all parts Benjamin Franklin.So many great American books to come ,one thinks of Henry Adams autobiography and the Great Gatsby have at least some part of their origin in this work. Franklin tells us what he wants us to know about himself , and the way he hopes his son will live the moral and good life. The suspicion is that Franklin knew much much more than he tells us here , especially in the worlds of political ,diplomantic and romantic life where he reportedly excelled. This work is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand the American mind .