Read about the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin, prolific philosopher, inventor, and Founding Father of the United States, in this beautifully illustrated version of his autobiography.
American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous Poor Richard's Almanack, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States' hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books, to his disapproval of habits like drinking beer, from his work as a printer, to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin's lifetold as only he could tell itin the years before the American Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin's autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.
A classic in the American canon, Franklin's autobiography is a must-read for any serious student of American history.
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About the Author
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. He kept himself busy with careers ranging from author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was known for his invention of bifocals and the Franklin Stove, which was so efficient that it is still made today. As a printer, he wrote for, edited and published the Pennsylvania Chronicle, Pennsylvania Gazette, and Poor Richard's Almanac with his two other partners. Most renowned for his part in the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin was dubbed 'The First American,' and was part of the United States of America throughout its birth.