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Autobiography, Poor Richard, and later writings

letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, the autobiography

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Joseph A. Leo Lemay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Daniel Aaron,David Aaron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598530957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 4397

Franklin's narrative of his life as a citizen of Philadelphia is supplemented by an account of his later years.

Benjamin Franklin

Biographical Overview and Bibliography

Author: Christopher J. Murrey

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590333846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America's most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the 'Declaration of Independence', and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. This book presents a detailed and riveting review of Franklin's life based on excerpts from the renowned 1899 book on Franklin by Sydney George Fisher. This overview is augmented by a substantial selective bibliography, which features access through title, subject and author indexes.

Music Is My Life

Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz

Author: Daniel Stein

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

View: 9973

A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices

The Year of Living Virtuously

Weekends Off

Author: Teresa Jordan

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619024152

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9726

It was Benjamin Franklin who came up with the list – temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, humility. Writer and visual artist Teresa Jordan wondered if Franklin’s perhaps antiquated notions of virtue might offer guidance to a nation increasingly divided by angry righteousness. She decided to try to live his list for a year, focusing on each virtue for a week at a time and taking weekends off to attend to the seven deadly sins. The journal she kept became this collection of beautifully illustrated essays, weaving personal anecdotes with the views of theologians, philosophers, ethicists, evolutionary biologists, and a whole range of scholars and scientists within the emerging field of consciousness studies. Though she claims to never have aspired to moral perfection, she was still surprised, as was Benjamin Franklin before her, “to find myself so much fuller of faults than I had imagined.” Teresa Jordan offers a wry and intimate journey into a year in midlife devoted to the challenge of trying to live authentically. Through her explorations, we come to understand the ethics of time, the importance

Einfach abschalten

Gut leben in der digitalen Welt

Author: William Powers

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641063981

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Überleben in der Informationsflut Ich bin online – also bin ich? Ein Leben ohne Internet, Emails, SMS, Facebook & Co ist gar nicht mehr vorstellbar. Doch wie findet man angesichts der allgegenwärtigen Informationsflut die richtige Balance, um ein selbstbestimmtes und erfülltes Leben zu führen? Auf der Suche nach mehr Tiefe in der digitalen Welt blickt William Powers zunächst in die Vergangenheit: Bei Denkern wie Platon oder Shakespeare findet er Antworten auf das moderne Dilemma der ständigen Erreichbarkeit. Ein überzeugendes Plädoyer dafür, auch einmal abzuschalten.

Der Bourgeois

Eine Schlüsselfigur der Moderne

Author: Franco Moretti

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873833X

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9053

Die industrielle Revolution hat keinen Stein auf dem anderen gelassen. Sie hat alle »altehrwürdigen Vorstellungen und Anschauungen« aufgelöst, alles »Ständische und Stehende verdampft, alles Heilige« entweiht, konstatieren Marx und Engels im »Kommunistischen Manifest«. Die Protagonisten dieser Umwälzung sind die Bürger, die Kaufleute und Industriekapitäne. Die Figur des Bourgeois hat nicht nur Max Weber, Werner Sombart und Joseph Schumpeter fasziniert, sie spielt auch eine Hauptrolle in den großen Werken der Weltliteratur: bei Defoe und Goethe, Balzac und Dickens, bei Thomas Mann und Henrik Ibsen. Franco Moretti rekonstruiert die Mentalität dieser Ära durch das Fenster Literatur: Warum hört Robinson Crusoe auch dann nicht auf zu arbeiten, als sein Überleben auf der paradiesischen Insel längst gesichert ist? Was verraten Ton, Schlüsselwörter und Grammatik der großen Romane des 19. Jahrhunderts über den Geist des Kapitalismus? Und was haben uns die Stücke Ibsens heute, das heißt in unseren postbürgerlichen Zeiten, noch zu sagen, in denen die Wachstumsideologie ebenso hinterfragt wird wie die Integrität von Bankern, Beratern und Analysten?

The Autobiography and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6154

Collects Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.


Poor Richard's Almanack; The Autobiography; Bagatelles, Pamphlets, Essays and Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940450295


Page: 1632

View: 4438

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and Virtue

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Alan Houston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521542654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

View: 8815

Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known and most widely admired figures in American history. His wit and charm make him endearing; his practical intelligence and commitment to middle-class virtues like thrift and industry make him admirable. Indeed to many he is 'the first American'. Ironically, this identification of Franklin with American popular culture diminishes the breadth and depth of his contributions to modern political thought. The present volume provides the textual foundation for a fuller understanding of Franklin's thought, and represents a major addition to the Cambridge Texts series. Readers interested in the Autobiography will find a new and complete edition based on the original manuscript. Those interested in the full range of Franklin's political ideas will find a selection of his most important letters, essays and pamphlets. Alan Houston's lucid introduction brings life to these texts and sets them in their proper historical context.

Americana. Storie e culture degli Stati Uniti dalla A alla Z

Author: Cinzia Schiavini Mario Maffi,Scarpino Cinzia,Massimo Zangari Sostene

Publisher: Il Saggiatore

ISBN: 8865762721

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 2659

Ci sono motel, grattacieli, diner, drive-in, fast food, ponti, parchi, battelli a vapore. Ci sono metropoli, ghetti, piccole città e città fantasma. Ci sono treni, taxi gialli e aquile solitarie. Ci sono orsi, orsetti, trote e alligatori. Ci sono toffolette, apple pie, hamburger e hot dog, ziti e zeppole. Ci sono cowboy, telepredicatori, wobblies e flappers, quaccheri e mormoni. Ci sono Peanuts, Simpson, Barbie, nerd, supereroi e ufo. Ci sono i re Elvis e Michael, Charlie Parker, Dolly Parton e Billie Holiday. Ci sono Hollywood e Broadway, Dallas e E.R., Walker Evans e Edward Hopper, Dean Moriarty, Huck Finn, Gatsby, Achab e Rossella. E poi femministe tenaci, capi tribù, intellettuali radical, esploratori coraggiosi, scienziati visionari... Ma anche ammutinamenti di schiavi, massacri di indiani, battaglie coloniali, guerre sanguinose, lotte operaie, movimenti di protesta, scandali politici, armi, stragi, catastrofi ambientali. L’avete riconosciuta? È l’America che avete sognato nei film, letto nei romanzi, ascoltato nel rock e nel blues, amato di un amore totale oppure odiato senza riserve: l’avete vista, fotografata, perduta, ritrovata. È l’America delle grandi città, certo, ma anche delle isole, dei luoghi isolati e sperduti, delle «cinture» della Bibbia e del cotone, delle aree postindustriali e postminerarie. È l’America dei deserti e del Mississippi, delle praterie e della Silicon Valley, della Route 66 e di Roswell, delle frontiere di ieri e di oggi. Ma poi, che cos’è l’«America»? Da che parte sta? A queste domande cerca di rispondere «Americana», dizionario atipico di più di trecento voci a stelle e strisce. Non per tracciare un’impossibile cartografia definitiva degli Stati Uniti, non per «dire tutto» sull’America, ma per cogliere e interpretare l’affascinante, e a volte disturbante, complessità di un paese-mondo, attraverso storie note e meno note, singolari ed emblematiche, reali e mitiche.

Literature and Journalism

Inspirations, Intersections, and Inventions from Ben Franklin to Stephen Colbert

Author: Mark Canada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 7897

The first of its kind, this collection will explore the ways that literature and journalism have intersected in the work of American writers. Covering the impact of the newspaper on Whitman's poetry, nineteenth-century reporters' fabrications, and Stephen Colbert's alternative journalism, this book will illuminate and inform.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 5289

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Wer die Nachtigall stört ...

Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499271571


Page: 464

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

ISBN: 9781684122899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2917

Explore the memoirs of one of the most inventive Americans in history. A fascinating and unconventionally educated man, Benjamin Franklin imparts—in his own words—wisdom and remarkable life lessons on the art of living with great personal integrity. Taken from John Bigelow’s carefully researched 1868 publication that was transcribed directly from the original manuscript, this copy is sure to be a treasured part of any home library. Franklin’s autobiography and significant papers are still in great demand globally, and describe the interesting, varied, and unusual life of one of the most amazing Founding Fathers of the United States.

Autobiography of Ben Franklin/Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781680651775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

View: 7270

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin was a true Renaissance man: writer, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and politician. During his long life, he offered advice on attaining wealth, organized public institutions, contributed to the birth of a nation, and negotiated with foreign powers to ensure his country s survival. Through the words of the elder statesman himself, "The Autobiography and Other Writings "presents a remarkable insight into the man and his accomplishments. Additional writings from Benjamin Franklin s wife and son provide a more intimate portrait of the husband and father who became a legend in his own time. Edited by L. Jesse Lemich With a New Introduction by Walter Isaacson and an Afterword by Carla Mulford"

The Dial

Author: Francis Fisher Browne

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5741

The Annual American Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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