Ben Franklin's Secret Society

Ben Franklin's Secret Society

by Timothy Yordy

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Overview

When one considers Benjamin Franklin, many thoughts may come to mind. He was an accomplished inventor, entrepreneur, politician, writer, firefighter, and librarian. You may not have even been aware of those last two. Yes, Ben Franklin was largely responsible for organizing Philadelphia's volunteer fire department and for being the forerunner of the public library system that is still used by millions today. These are just a handful of things that we know about Franklin from his public life. The legacy he left behind stretches on through time more than 200 years after his death and that legacy will continue on into the future with nothing to stand in it's way except for the dilution of memories through time itself.

What do we know about Franklin's private life though? When a person has lived their life in such a public manner as he did, it is easy to assume that public and private are one and the same. This is almost never the case in life however and it is equally true of Ben Franklin. In recent years there has been an effort by some historians to try and tie Franklin to occult practices and strange secret societies. The evidence for these accusations are extremely thin however and aren't corroborated by contemporary accounts. Whether there is any truth to the matter is something that is difficult to discern with any amount of confidence, more than 200 years removed from the life of Ben Franklin. There is one undeniable link to a secret society in his life and that is that he was involved in the Freemasons. There was another secret society however that Franklin wanted to create and that is what this book examines in detail.



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BN ID: 2940032997696
Publisher: Timothy Yordy
Publication date: 01/15/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 89 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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