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Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760762011

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 302

View: 1922

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 Almanac for 1850-52

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs

Page: N.A

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The Way to Wealth and Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Nayika Publishing

ISBN: 095595830X

Category: Maxims, American

Page: 80

View: 9847

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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: 6643

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: 9903

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 and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 3245

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.

Englische studien

Organ für englische philologie unter mitberücksichtigung des englischen unterrichts auf höheren schulen ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

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Franklin Bibliography

A List of Books Written By, Or Relating to Benjamin Franklin

Author: Paul Leicester Ford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Statesmen

Page: 467

View: 590

America's Indomitable Character Volume II

From the Height of Colonialism to Revolutionary America

Author: Frederick William Dame

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735713238

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 5623

Volume II of America's Indomitable Character has information on:  A synopsis of Volume I.  A preview concerning the content of Volume II with the sub-themes of Nature, human nature, society, the social contract, and education and how they weave into American character identity.  American character identity and its Colonial connection to the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  The historical personage Michel Guillaume (J. Hector St. John) de Crèvecoeur, a French, British, American Colonial citizen, and the America farmer par excellence who posed the famous question: What is an American?  Benjamin Franklin's contributions to the developing American character identity.  Thomas Paine's revolutionary views on American character identity.  Thomas Jefferson's philosophical contributions to American character identity.  John Dickinson, America's soldier and founding father.  Hugh Henry Brackenridge, American publisher and author who educated Colonial Americans in politics.  The literary group the Connecticut Wits who were both for and against America's independent development.  The role of Colonial Religion and early attitudes concerning the American Colonial Theater as they relate to American character identity.  The American dramatist and jurist Royall Tyler and his play The Contrast (A Comedy in Five Acts) in which the newly developing American consciousness of independence, including female independence, vis-à-vis English foppery and buffoonery are presented. Further, the use of the Native American's chanson du mort, in this case the Song of Alknomook and the dramaturgical presentation of Yankee Doodle are of utmost importance in understanding The Contrast and how they interplay with American character identity.  The Albany Plan of Union.  The Declaration of Independence written by the Founding Fathers.  The Articles of Confederation (and Perpetual Union).  A chronology of theatrical events between 1600 and 1800.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438144369

Category:

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Schotts Sammelsurium

Geschenkbuchedition

Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833307317

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Page: 158

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The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: N.A

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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Political, before the revolution

Author: Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Die Bräute des Himmels

Roman

Author: Marele Day

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492235426

Category:

Page: 362

View: 1093

Druck -- Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

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The Shadow of Death

Author: Monroe Mitchel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595230806

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 7068

A seemingly accidental death in a Florida nursing home triggers an investigation by Metro-Dade Detective Mike O'Connell. His investigation brings him in close contact with Marty Gold, a 71-year-old stroke patient admitted to the nursing home for short term rehabilitation. Gold, along with other patients in the home, share an uplifting sense of enthusiasm and courage, poignantly set in a backdrop of love, determination and pathos. Through their eyes, the reader views the inner workings of the nursing home environment, along with the fears and vulnerabilities of the elderly and chronically ill patients.Until a statistical anomaly in the death rate of the nursing home is discovered during an annual State licensure inspection, only the reader is aware that a series of premeditated murders are being methodically executed by a sophisticated and elusive assassin. The thread of the killer's motivation and compulsion is woven throughout the book to form a tapestry of frazzled nerves and mounting anxiety.As the investigation accelerates, a trap is set to catch the killer, whose identity has been carefully hidden from the reader. Clandestine seductions and religious fanaticism, together with mysterious deaths and several raging fires propel the mystery to its surprising ending.

Volume Iii a Divided Mormon Zion: Northeastern Ohio or Western Missouri?

Author: John J Hammond

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190079

Category: Religion

Page: 637

View: 8553

A DIVIDED MORMON ZION: NORTHEASTERN OHIO OR WESTERN MISSOURI? This is Volume III of an epic, multi-volume work entitled The Quest for the New Jerusalem: A Mormon Generation Saga, which combines family, Mormon, and American history, focusing upon how the authors ancestors were affected by their conversion to the Mormon religion. In Volume I, four of the authors ancestral familiesthe Carters, Hammonds, Knowltons, and Spencersand the ancestors of Mormon Church founders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, are followed from the time they enter the Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England in the 1600s down to the early 1800s. Toward the end of Volume I, the focus is upon Joseph Smith and his family, including their move from Vermont to western New York and their religious and occult magic worldviews. Volume II takes up the narrative at about the year 1820, and involves a detailed, comprehensive, and critical look at the events in the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., during the decade in which he purportedly was visited by numerous heavenly messengers, received the golden plates, translated the writing on the plates to produce the Book of Mormon, received priesthood authority from other heavenly messengers, published the Book of Mormon, and organized the Mormon Church. There is a detailed examination of the contentious debate concerning the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and the validity of Smiths 1820s visionary experiences. The later chapters describe the movement of Church headquarters from western New York to northeastern Ohio in early 1831, Smiths interest in western Missouri as the site for his New Jerusalem/Zion, and the conversion of the authors direct ancestor Simeon Daggett Carter. Volume III begins with a detailed look at the life of Sidney Rigdon, who played a significant role in the development of the Campbellite, Reformed Baptist, Disciples of Christ Church. When he became a Mormon in late 1830, he helped bring about the conversion of hundreds of his friends in the Campbellite movement, which caused Joseph Smith Jr. in early 1831 to change the headquarters of his fledgling Mormon Church from western New York to northeastern Ohio. A remarkable fusion then took place between Mormonism, as it had been formulated initially by Smith, and the new Campbellite doctrines, practices, and organization. In the summer of 1831 Smith and Rigdon visited Jackson County, Missouri, and numerous Smith revelations formally designated it as the site for the New Jerusalem/Zion, where, immediately after the city was built, Christs Second Coming was to occur. The sites for the city and a temple were dedicated at Independence, but Smith returned to Ohio, continued to live at Kirtland, and made the decision to build the first temple there, much to the chagrin of the Mormons who had obeyed his revelations and were gathering to Missouri. This led to a serious rift between Ohio and Missouri leaders, many of the latter Smiths earliest disciples from New York. Ancestrally, the focus of this volume is upon the four Carter brothersSimeon, John S., Gideon, and Jared--who joined the Mormon Church in the 1831-32 period. While Simeon (the authors great, great grandfather) did not keep a journal, and Gideons journal is very brief, Jareds is one of the most important documents in early Mormon history, and John S.s shorter journal is also very valuable. Jared was a kind of religious fanatic--with utopian views on faith healing, the power of prayer, and prophecy--yet nevertheless he became president of the Kirtland High Council and a member of the prestigious three-man Kirtland Temple (Building) Committee. John S. became a leader of the Church in the northeastern New York/Vermont region and brought a large company of saints to Kirtland in early 1833. All four Carter brothers became important early missionaries, and four separate chapters document their activities.

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: 8852

"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.

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