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Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Contains the introductory pages to the 1757 edition of the Almanac, and many anecdotes and essays.

Ben Franklin's Almanac

Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481417991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9595

"What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America. Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760762011

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 302

View: 2588

Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved. Some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. Even so, Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a window into colonial America. Franklin's sharp wit still retains its ability to surprise and delight readers today.

Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Editors

Publisher: Yankee Books

ISBN: 9780899093895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 5787

Ben Is Back! Ben Franklin's inventiveness made him the greatest American genius of them all. Now, the spirit of Ben meets the challenges of 21st-century living in Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice. With the 1,538 tips in this amazing book, you'll be able to do everything smarter, better, and cheaper-- just like Ben himself! Try these for starters. * Keep eggs fresh twice as long by keeping them in their carton-- not in the refrigerator egg holder-- and stashing them in the lowest part of the fridge. * Make your panty hose last five times longer with a saltwater soak. * Grow your best garden ever-- with toilet paper! * Get your PC screen and keyboard spotless with a used fabric-softener sheet. * Keep ice cream cones from dripping-- even on the hottest days-- by dropping a marshmallow into the bottom of the cone before adding ice cream. * Rub off rust spots on your car's chrome with aluminum foil. * Rid your pets of fleas by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to their food. * Make your plastic containers smell fresh again with the daily news! And look inside for more than 1,000 others! You'll get 365 days' worth of ingenious hints, practical solutions, and delicious recipes, along with a generous portion of Ben's witty maxims, historical tidbits, inventions, and advice. Packed with clever cleaning ideas, kitchen wisdom, smart gardening tips, savvy health hints, easy home-repair advice, weather wisdom, and, of course, money-saving strategies, Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice is a book you'll turn to every day of the year.

Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: Yankee Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780899093888

Category: Almanacs, American.

Page: 400

View: 8004

A compendium of humor and advice from America's master of the aphorism mixes anecdotes with illustrations in a day-by-day almanac format that includes folk wisdom covering a wide variety of topics.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616405511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1646

Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of colonial Philadelphia, weaving a mostly true mythology of humble origins and hard work that created the concepts of "The American Dream" and "the self-made man." This edition includes letters written by Franklin as well as "Poor Richard's Almanac," a popular pamphlet that was continuously reprinted from 1732-1758. Franklin's Autobiography, originally published in French in 1791, and translated into English and published in London in 1793, is considered the great autobiography of life in colonial America.American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous "Poor Richard's Almanac," helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. Franklin's likeness adorns, among other things, the United States hundred-dollar bill.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760762011

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 302

View: 9165

Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved. Some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. Even so, Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a window into colonial America. Franklin's sharp wit still retains its ability to surprise and delight readers today.

Poor Richard's Almanack and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the Letters, Autobiography, and Franklin's Way to Wealth.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 5116

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 Way to Wealth

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105474364

Category:

Page: N.A

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What Would Ben Say?

Poorer Richard’s America

Author: Tom Blair

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1629140678

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 2099

What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects—writing as Benjamin Franklin—on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the entrenched powers of special interests have made it nearly impossible for a real leader to lead. Where is a good American to turn? How about to the man who wrote this timeless observation: “A small leak will sink a great ship”? Ben is back! With his signature intelligence and wit (not to mention a good sprinkling of aphorisms both old and new), Benjamin Franklin, through Tom Blair, moves from the national deficit to Wall Street, from health care to marital bliss. The result is electrifying.

Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

Celebrating Nature and Her Rhythms in the City

Author: Eric Utne

Publisher: Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

ISBN: 9780976198918

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 4329

From cities across North America, a reference explores urban flora and fauna, from blooming schedules to a year's worth of weather predictions, with sun, moon, and planet guides and weekly meditations. Original. 80,000 first printing.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442948604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3141

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791) is an account of the life of the famous American statesman, philosopher, and writer, Benjamin Franklin, written between 1771 and 1790. It was originally written for his son William, then the Governor of New Jersey. The narrative is divided into four parts reflecting the different periods in which the parts were written. The work records Franklin's poverty, his rise to wealth through hard work, and his relations, travels, and adventures.

Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781441300591

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Orville Luther Holley

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377556628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 2773

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The Prefaces, Proverbs, and Poems of Benjamin Franklin

Originally Printed in Poor Richard's Almanacs for 1733-1758

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Paul Leicester Ford

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649678716

Category:

Page: 304

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Fart Proudly

Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583940792

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 7337

A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent—and least expected—commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. Included are "The Letter to a Royal Academy"; "On Choosing a Mistress"; "Rules on Making Oneself Disagreeable"; and other jibes. Franklin's irrepressible wit found an outlet in perpetrating hoaxes, attacking marriage and other sacred cows, and skewering the English Parliament. Reminding us of the humorous, irreverent side of this American icon, these essays endure as both hilarious satire and a timely reminder of the importance of a free press.

Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Author: Paul Zall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171865

Category: History

Page: 200

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Although he called himself merely a “printer” in his will, Benjamin Franklin could have also called himself a diplomat, a doctor, an electrician, a frontier general, an inventor, a journalist, a legislator, a librarian, a magistrate, a postmaster, a promoter, a publisher—and a humorist. John Adams wrote of Franklin, “He had wit at will. He had humor that when he pleased was pleasant and delightful . . . [and] talents for irony, allegory, and fable, that he could adapt with great skill, to the promotion of moral and political truth.” In Benjamin Franklin’s Humor, author Paul M. Zall shows how one of America’s founding fathers used humor to further both personal and national interests. Early in his career, Franklin impersonated the feisty widow Silence Dogood in a series of comically moralistic essays that helped his brother James outpace competitors in Boston’s incipient newspaper market. In the mid-eighteenth century, he displayed his talent for comic impersonation in numerous editions of Poor Richard’s Almanac, a series of pocket-sized tomes filled with proverbs and witticisms that were later compiled in Franklin’s The Way to Wealth (1758), one of America’s all-time bestselling books. Benjamin Franklin was sure to be remembered for his early work as an author, printer, and inventor, but his accomplishments as a statesman later in life firmly secured his lofty stature in American history. Zall shows how Franklin employed humor to achieve desired ends during even the most difficult diplomatic situations: while helping draft the Declaration of Independence, while securing France’s support for the American Revolution, while brokering the treaty with England to end the War for Independence, and while mediating disputes at the Constitutional Convention. He supervised and facilitated the birth of a nation with customary wit and aplomb. Zall traces the development of an acute sense of humor throughout the life of a great American. Franklin valued humor not as an end in itself but as a means to gain a competitive edge, disseminate information, or promote a program. Early in life, he wrote about timely topics in an effort to reach a mass reading class, leaving an amusing record of early American culture. Later, Franklin directed his talents toward serving his country. Regardless of its origin, the best of Benjamin Franklin’s humor transcends its initial purpose and continues to evoke undying laughter at shared human experiences.

The Art of Virtue

Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 161608331X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 6728

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had “conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time…to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.” Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin's essay “Art of Virtue,” read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more. An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

Ben Franklin

His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

Author: Alan Schroeder

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823424351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1269

This tribute to Benjamin Franklin, in an intriguing almanac format, is brimming with humorous cartoons, instructive adages, and a wealth of information about a Founding Father who was as amusing as he was amazing. Perfect in paperback for summer travels!

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