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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.

Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."

Synopsis:

Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more.

Synopsis:

Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre.

Synopsis:

One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486290737
Author:
Franklin, Benjamin
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Franklin, benjamin, 1706-1790
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
number 4
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.26 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Product details 144 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486290737 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics of the genre.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.
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