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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.

The Autobiography, and Other Writings

With Selections from Poor Richard's Almanac and Papers Relating to the Junto

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Statesmen

Page: 312

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The American classic biography that reveals much of the early American history, and other selections that contain the reflections and philosophys of the author.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1602391173

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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With more than 700 pithy proverbs, this work lays out the ruiles you should live by and offers advice on such subjects as money, friendship, marriage, ethics, and human nature.

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.

Benjamin Franklins Leben, Von Ihm Selbst Beschrieben

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847235446

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Page: 208

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442948604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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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 Franklins Leben: Die Autobiografie

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8026861450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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Benjamin Franklins Leben ist die Autobiografie von ihm selbst beschrieben. Am Anfang steht ein langer Brief an seinen Sohn William, den damaligen Gouverneur von New Jersey. Die Autobiographie war gleichwohl von Beginn an für ein breiteres Publikum bestimmt. Franklins Ziel war es, seinen eigenen Aufstieg aus einfachen Verhältnissen zu einer wohlhabenden und geachteten Persönlichkeit darzustellen. Damit verband er den Wunsch, dass andere seinem Vorbild nacheifern sollten. Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790) war ein nordamerikanischer Drucker, Verleger, Schriftsteller, Naturwissenschaftler, Erfinder und Staatsmann. Geboren als Sohn eines Seifen- und Kerzenmachers, machte Franklin zunächst eine Karriere als Drucker, bevor er sich im Alter von 42 Jahren aus dem Geschäftsleben zurückzog und in die Politik ging. Sein sozialer Aufstieg galt - befördert durch seine in zahlreichen Auflagen gedruckte Autobiographie - über lange Zeit hinweg als ein Musterbeispiel dafür, wie man sich aus eigener Kraft und Disziplin emporarbeiten kann. Als einer der Gründerväter der Vereinigten Staaten beteiligte er sich am Entwurf der Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten und war einer ihrer Unterzeichner. Während der Amerikanischen Revolution vertrat er die Vereinigten Staaten als Diplomat in Frankreich und handelte sowohl den Allianzvertrag mit den Franzosen als auch den Frieden von Paris aus, der den Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg beendete. Auch machte er wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen, unter anderem erfand er - neben anderen - den Blitzableiter.

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"

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.

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: Reference

Page: N.A

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In the Footsteps of Franklin

Author: Roger Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982304006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 89

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Smith reveals the key personal, professional, and social principles that Benjamin Franklin prescribed for all Americans.

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.

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge

Roman

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977243

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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»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.

What Would Ben Say?

Poorer Richard’s America

Author: Tom Blair

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1629140678

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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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.

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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