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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.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs

Page: 62

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Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath

The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199997195

Category: Indian cosmology

Page: 384

View: 8226

"Ancient North American cultures shared long-standing philosophical precepts, the most important of which was the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath, as it spun out fractally in pairs from serpent-eagle to dwarf-giant. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath unravels this philosophical balance using traditional thought"--Provided by publisher.

1–3 John

Fellowship in God's Family

Author: David L. Allen

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433537249

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9168

This commentary on 1–3 John is a great resource for pastors and laypersons alike, showing how John’s letters lay out the foundational nature of truth and love in the context of the local church, with teachings that overflow with theological depth and real-world wisdom. Part of the Preaching the Word series.

Autobiography, Poor Richard, and later writings

letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, the autobiography

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Joseph A. Leo Lemay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 6381

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 Portable Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626928

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

View: 3305

It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin’s major writings—essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations, proposals for the improvement of civic and personal life, literary bagatelles, and private musings. The selections are reprinted in their entirety and organized chronologically within six sections that represent the full range of Franklin’s temperament. The result is a zestful read for Franklin scholars and anyone wanting to know and enjoy this American icon. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Statesmen

Page: N.A

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The Educational Journal of Virginia

Author: Charles Henry Winston,Richard M. Smith,D. Lee Powell,John Meredith Strother,Harry Fishburne Estill (F.),H. H. Harris,John Patrick McGuire,George R. Pace,John Lee Buchanan,Rodes Massie,William Fayette Fox,Richard Ratcliffe Farr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Bulletin of the New York Public Library

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Includes its Report, 1896-19 .

The Way to Wealth

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Maxims

Page: 19

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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: 495

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.

The True Benjamin Franklin

Author: Sydney George Fisher

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384962014X


Page: 446

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This edition of Mr. Fisher's "Franklin" contains an appendix, in which the author presents all the proofs extant in regard to Franklin's alleged daughter, Mrs. Foxcroft. The propriety of this discussion is exceedingly doubtful. It may be conceded that Mrs. Foxcroft was acknowledged by Franklin as his daughter, but as nothing whatever is known of her mother, and almost as little of herself previously to her marriage with Foxcroft, the long discussion in Mr. Fisher's book with the appendix must be regarded as lacking in dignity. In his "Autobiography" Franklin acknowledged so many errata that a discussion of his faults with as much amplitude as Mr. Fisher has given to the Foxcroft story would make a much larger book than this to which Mr. Fisher has given the name of "The True Benjamin Franklin." That Franklin was very far from being a saint, most people who know his history will concede, but his virtues were of a nature that they overbalance his faults, and his services to his country were so important that the great Benjamin Franklin will always tend to make the true Benjamin Franklin of little importance in the opinion of his admirers. This is the age of research in little things, and Mr. Fisher's book is a good example of its kind. It will please readers who like to see the scandals of the past uncovered when these scandals besmirch great names, but his revelations will always give greater satisfaction to the prurient than to the prudent.

The Letters of the Republic

Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America

Author: Michael Warner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674044883

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 1969

The Autobiography, Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Papers

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 311

View: 9156

The Autobiography and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9229

Collects Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.

Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin

A Founding Father's Culinary Adventures

Author: Rae Katherine Eighmey

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 158834598X


Page: 304

View: 8871

"With 62 authentic recipes updated for the modern kitchen"--Cover.

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949: Non-Dewey decimal classified titles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Silver Eagle

The Official Biography of Band of Brothers Veteran Clancy Lyall

Author: Ronald Ooms

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 1782282645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

View: 5479

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour Clancy Lyall lied about his age and enlisted into the military. He became part of the 101st Airborne and saw action in Europe where he jumped into Normandy during D-Day. After a narrow escape from death he was reassigned to Easy Company 506, the famous 'Band of Brothers'. This is his story.

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