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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: 8558

"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.

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: 2078

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.

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: 9445

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.

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: 7189

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.

The Way to Wealth and Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Nayika Publishing

ISBN: 095595830X

Category: Maxims, American

Page: 80

View: 1800

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Poor Richard's Almanac

And Other Papers

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 88

View: 2374

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760762011

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 302

View: 344

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.

Benjamin Franklin

Biographical Overview and Bibliography

Author: Christopher J. Murrey

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590333846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2563

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.

Proverbs

A Handbook

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 7851

Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.

Beiträge zur zeitungspublizistischen Arbeit Benjamin Franklins

Author: Hans Jankowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freedom of the press

Page: 208

View: 2985

The Way to Wealth

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maxims

Page: 19

View: 9491

Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom!

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 1101934085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9868

History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old's home in 21st century America! Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin—Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form. With tons of funny illustrations throughout—plus graphic novel-style sections interspersed—readers will love adventuring alongside this awesome threesome. “What a smart, funny, action-adventure! This is bursting with great heart, fascinating history, and Ben Franklin’s stinky feet. I want more, more, more of this series.” —Jon Scieszka, author of the Frank Einstein series “This book is absolutely electric—inventive, funny, and fascinating! Ben Franklin himself would approve!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series “This story is hilarious and heartfelt. Ben Franklin is the kind of friend any kid would like hanging out with—farts and all!” —Jeffrey Brown, author of the Lucy & Andy Neanderthal series

All about Benjamin Franklin

Author: Elizabeth Zuckerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681570921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7512

Benjamin Franklin was born with independence and leadership. He took over a printing press and helped the colonies defeat the most powerful military force in Europe during the American Revolution. Benjamin helped America gain independence, he was one of the most important and versatile of Americas Founding Fathers. His scientific discoveries added to his world fame, and we still use his brilliant inventions today like the bifocal and the lightning rod.

Benjamin Franklin

American Inventor

Author: Colleen Adams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823937455

Category: History

Page: 24

View: 5762

A biography of America's founding father for kids

Poor Richard

An Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: David McKay Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 115

View: 6638

Collects favorite aphorisms and bits of wisdom from Franklin's famous almanac.

Language Power: Grades 6-8 Level C Teacher's Guide

Author: Emily Wojdyla-Corbin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433354199

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4444

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Lorraine Smith Pangle

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

View: 9292

The most famous man of his age, Benjamin Franklin was an individual of many talents and accomplishments. He invented the wood-burning stove and the lightning rod, he wrote Poor Richard's Almanac and The Way to Wealth, and he traveled the world as a diplomat. But it was in politics that Franklin made his greatest impact. Franklin’s political writings are full of fascinating reflections on human nature, on the character of good leadership, and on why government is such a messy and problematic business. Drawing together threads in Franklin's writings, Lorraine Smith Pangle illuminates his thoughts on citizenship, federalism, constitutional government, the role of civil associations, and religious freedom. Of the American Founders, Franklin had an unrivaled understanding of the individual human soul. At the heart of his political vision is a view of democratic citizenship, a rich understanding of the qualities of the heart and mind necessary to support liberty and sustain happiness. This concise introduction reflects Franklin's valuable insight into political issues that continue to be relevant today.

The Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania

Author: Kathy Furgang

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823955916

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2533

Profiles the life of Benjamin Franklin and explains the role he played in the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Author: Paul M. Zall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138175

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 1816

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.

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