Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Prefaces, Proverbs, and Poems of Benjamin Franklin If we examine an almanac of thelast century, we are struck with the paucity of reading mat ter which sufiiced to cause it to be read to pieces. A title-page, which generally served as a table of contents, and was often ornamented with some frightful wood-cut, was usually followed by an Address to the Courteous Reader. Then came the calendar, each month occupy inga page, including, among other useful facts, a weather prediction for each day or so, and there was no hedging either. High Wind, northwestvvind Raw and Chilly, Frost, and Snow-blast are set down at random by the philomaths with as much confidence and certainty as if they were reporting yesterday' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Originally Printed in Poor Richard's Almanacs for 1733-1758
Author: Benjamin Franklin,Paul Leicester Ford
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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Author: Franklin Benjamin
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
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Biographical Overview and Bibliography
Author: Christopher J. Murrey
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld
Category: Social Science
"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others. • Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. • Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. • America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints. Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.
A Systems Approach
Author: Daniel Keating
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Emphasizing the institutions and the mechanisms participants use in the marketplace to conduct transactions, Daniel Keating's "Systems Approach" gives a complete view of the commercial code in practice. Comprehensive, problem-based coverage encompasses the domestic sale of goods, real estate sales, leases, and international sales. Vivid problems for students to solve incorporate insights from this distinguished author's interviews with leading figures in commerce as well as actual sales forms and documents. News stories further illustrate, in real-world examples, how the system works in practice. Organized by Assignments,this engaging casebook lends flexibility in teaching and course design.
Author: Carl Van Doren
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
"The most comprehensive and the most intelligently sympathetic biography of Franklin we have."-Henry Steele Commager, The New York Times.
Author: Wolfgang Mieder,George B. Bryan
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Foreign Language Study
Literary critics and folklorists have long been interested in the use and function of proverbial language in literature. 'Proverbs in World Literature' enables scholars and students to establish what has been published on proverbs, proverbial expressions,