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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.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760762011

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 302

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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.

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

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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.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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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.

Autobiography of Ben Franklin/Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781680651775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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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 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Complete Illustrated History

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760349843

Category: History

Page: 192

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Read about the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin in this beautifully illustrated version of his autobiography. American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous Poor Richard's Almanack, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States' hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books to his askance at such habits as drinking beer, from his work as a printer to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin's life--told as only he could tell it--in the years before the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin's autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. A classic in the American canon, Franklin's autobiography is a must-read for any serious student of American history.

Benjamin Franklin

Author: John T. Lynch

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"The intention of this collection is to bring together representative essays from a variety of critical perspectives, partly to give some sense of Franklin's achievement but also to draw attention to some of the inconsistencies, contradictions, and even failings that made him who he was."-About this volume.

Benjamin Franklin

eine Biographie

Author: Edmund S. Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406535086

Category: Inventors

Page: 303

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Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires.

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Author: James D. Hart,Phillip Leininger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195065484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 779

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Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

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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George Washington

Eine Biographie

Author: Joseph J. Ellis

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406707130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 394

View: 9256

George Washington gehört zu den großen Gestalten der Weltgeschichte. Er führte als General die Revolutionsarmee zum Sieg und errang so die amerikanische Unabhängigkeit. Als erster amerikanischer Präsident steuerte er die junge Nation durch ihre unsicherste und schwierigste Phase. Joseph J. Ellis schildert in seiner meisterhaften Biographie die außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit des Mannes, der zum berühmtesten Amerikaner der Geschichte werden sollte. Joseph J. Ellis entwirft ein ebenso umfassendes wie vielschichtiges Porträt George Washingtons. Er beschreibt nicht nur seine Anfänge, die militärischen Jahre erst im French and Indian War und dann im Unabhängigkeitskrieg sowie seine beiden Amtszeiten als erster Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Mit großer Sensibilität spürt er auch der komplexen Persönlichkeit Washingtons nach, die heute fast ganz hinter der Ikone verschwunden ist. Ellis’ psychologischer Scharfsinn und vor allem seine viel gerühmte Erzählkunst lassen einen Mann wieder hautnah lebendig werden, der wie kein anderer die Geschichte Amerikas geprägt hat.

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Das Inzest-Tagebuch

Author: . Anonyma

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360811002X

Category: Art

Page: 96

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»In den Märchen über Inzest zwischen Vater und Tochter – ›Das Mädchen ohne Hände‹, ›Allerleirauh‹, in der Originalversion von ›Aschenputtel‹ und den Geschichten der Heiligen Dymphna, der Patronin aller Inzest-Opfer – verhalten sich die Töchter immer genauso, wie man es von ihnen erwarten würde: Sie sind entsetzt über die sexuellen Annäherungen ihrer Väter. Sie tun alles, was in ihrer Macht steht, um zu entkommen. Ich nicht. Ein Kleinkind kann nicht entkommen. Und später, als ich es konnte, war es zu spät.« Eine junge Frau wird mehr als zwanzig Jahre lang von ihrem Vater sexuell missbraucht. Tiefsitzende Ängste prägen ihr Sein, ihr Weltbild, ihr Verständnis von Familie. Unter dem Deckmantel einer intakten Familie wächst das Kleinkind zum Mädchen und schließlich zur Frau heran. Doch selbst im Erwachsenenalter lässt sie sich auf immer wieder neue Spielformen der Abhängigkeit, der Unterwerfung und der Gewalt ein. In diesem Memoir ruft die Erzählerin ihre Kindheitstraumata und deren Folgen wieder auf. Sie spürt der Frage nach, wie die jahrzehntelangen Vergewaltigungen durch ihren Vater sie geprägt haben und inwiefern sie den erlernten Abhängigkeiten immer noch unterworfen ist. Ihr Tatsachenbericht legt offen, dass ein Leben, welches als Sexualobjekt statt als Kind begonnen wird, kein Leben ist. Die körperlichen und psychischen Zwänge, denen die Erzählerin jahrelang ausgesetzt war, münden in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der es kein Entkommen gibt.

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Statesmen

Page: 449

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Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge

Roman

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977243

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 1775

»Ich sammelte alles Material über die ebenso tapferen wie schönen Frauen. Mich ließ die Frage nicht los: Woher hatten sie diesen ungewöhnlichen Mut genommen?« Schön, klug und mutig sind die Widerstandskämpferinnen Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa und Dedé Mirabal. Die vier Schwestern, genannt »die Schmetterlinge« wurden hinterrücks von den Schergen Trujillo, des Diktators der Dominikanischen Republik ermordet. Nur Dedé kam davon. Julia Alvarez zeichnet die außergewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichten der vier Schwestern nach. Jede kommt selbst zu Wort und schildert aus ihrer Sicht ihre Kindheit, ihre erste Liebe, ihre Familie und schließlich das politische Erwachen und den Mut den Diktator Trujillo zu bekämpfen.

Publishers' circular and booksellers' record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Benjamin Franklin's Wise Words

How to Work Smart, Play Well, and Make Real Friends

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426326998

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 128

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Presents a collection of the Founding Fathers famous quotes as culled from Poor Richards Almanack, his personal letters and other writings, and offers advice on subjects ranging from good citizenship and manners to friendship and happiness.

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, with Selections from His Other Writings ... Ed. with Comments, Notes, Bibliography, and Topics for Study

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Hannah Amelia Noyes Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 386

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