The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Benjamin Franklin
ISBN-10 0486290735
ISBN-13 9780486290737
Year 1996-06-07
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them Franklin was a statesman author inventor printer and scientist He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War He also invented bifocals a stove that is still manufactured a water harmonica and the lightning rod Franklin s extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography considered one of the classics of the genre Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly this charming self portrait recalls Franklin s boyhood his determination to achieve high moral standards his work as a printer experiments with electricity political career experiences during the French and Indian War and more Related in an honest open unaffected style this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called the wisest American

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