The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111148
Format: PDF, ePub
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Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre.

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743258074
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard s Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110737
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.

The Autobiography and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437605
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Collects Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307420954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong. How the Scots Invented the Modern World reveals how Scottish genius for creating the basic ideas and institutions of modern life stamped the lives of a series of remarkable historical figures, from James Watt and Adam Smith to Andrew Carnegie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and how Scottish heroes continue to inspire our contemporary culture, from William “Braveheart” Wallace to James Bond. And no one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots—or the modern West—in the same way again.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Louis P. Masur
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319049745
Format: PDF, Docs
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The third edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, with Related Documents continues to encourage students to think about the work's lasting impact on American society and culture. Louis P. Masur’s introduction is designed to make Franklin accessible and inviting to students. An expanded Related Documents section provides a sample of Franklin’s voluminous writings. Two new documents reveal Franklin at his curious, inventive best, offering readers a glimpse of Franklin outside of the Autobiography. A new visual source pairing invites students to interpret Franklin’s changing image over time, through the works of two different artists. A chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliographic essay, and an index enrich students’ understanding of Franklin, eighteenth-century America, and the rags-to-riches ideal that has played, and continues to play, such a significant role in American history.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Merrill Maguire Skaggs
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 9780822002161
Format: PDF
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One of America's foremost minds -- and wits -- writing in the 18th century was Benjamin Franklin. He helped write the US Constitution, he was an inventor, statesman, and scientist. He was as valuable to society as one man could be. Here he tells his own story.