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release date: Jun 07, 1996
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions)
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."
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release date: Sep 11, 2018
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three's narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break.
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release date: Sep 27, 2016
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Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues
From 1771 to his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his Memoirs. Portions of the unfinished work were published posthumously as Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin, first in French in 1791, and then in English in 1793. Today the complete unfinished manuscript is known as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his "bold and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection" when he was a young man. He prepared a list of thirteen virtues he wished to perfect in himself, and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin's list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions, and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort.

Applewood Books now offers Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues as Franklin intended it — a beautiful little hardcover, complete with the list of thirteen virtues and a chart to monitor one's own progress.
release date: Sep 18, 2016
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (with an Introduction by Henry Ketcham)
In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” the life story of one of the most important figures in American history is recounted. Franklin was more than just a founding father of the country; he was also a prolific writer, tradesman, scientist, diplomat, and philosopher. His autobiography tells the story of his life from childhood through the year 1757 where it ends uncompleted. The work begins by detailing many of the personal aspects of his childhood including his contentious relationship with his brother James, from whom he would learn the printing business as an apprentice. A falling out with his brother would lead to him setting out on his own as a printer, where he ultimately would find great financial success in publishing the “Philadelphia Gazette” and “Poor Richard’s Almanac.” Largely absent from the work is much discussion regarding his role in the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. Readers will find instead more of a focus on his own personal life and exposition of his moral philosophy. There may be no greater figure in American history than Benjamin Franklin and here the reader will delight in an intimate portrait of the man in his own words. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Henry Ketcham.
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release date: Apr 24, 2014
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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release date: Feb 23, 2009
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Organización de Empresas (Spanish Edition)
Este libro se ha escrito con la finalidad de servir de apoyo a cualquier persona interesada en allegarse elementos de juicio sólidos para integrarse a la dinámica administrativa, en la forma más concreta y accesible. En el texto se ofrece un método de trabajo que permite desarrollar, con la mayor sencillez, las tareas de estudio, análisis y mejoramiento de las estructuras organizacionales y esquemas de funcionamiento en todo ambiente de trabajo, ya sea público, privado o social, en los cuales se han probado sus bondades con resultados altamente satisfactorios.
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release date: Jan 15, 2009
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Autobiography and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry--the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in Britain and France. Here was a cosmopolitan statesman, public servant, inventor, and editor with a distinctly Yankee sensibility; here was a moral philosopher who divided his faith between the natural sciences and the American experiment.

This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse issues as reason and religion, social status, electricity, America's national character and characters, war, and the societal status of women. Also included is a new transcription of his 1726 journal, and several pieces that have only recently been identified as Franklin's work.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
release date: Sep 01, 1986
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The Way to Wealth (Little Books of Wisdom)
The first American book on personal finance, "The Way to Wealth" by Benjamin Franklin is still the best and wisest money book ever written. Originally published in 1758 as the preface to "Poor Richard's Almanack," this little gem has been through innumerable printings and sold millions of copies to those in search of smart but entertaining advice about hard work, earning and saving money and debt.
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release date: Aug 05, 2014
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The Autobiography and Other Writings (Signet Classics)
A comprehensive and insightful compilation of Benjamin Franklin’s The Autobiography and other essays which offers an in-depth look into the life of America’s most fascinating Founding Father.

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 an Introduction by Walter Isaacson
and an Afterword by Carla Mulford
release date: Feb 07, 2011
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The Way to Wealth: Ben Franklin on Money and Success
Ben Franklin's Wisdom on Money & Success Compiled in One Book

Statesman, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, investor . . . Benjamin Franklin is synonymous with American ingenuity and achievement. It's no coincidence that his face is on the hundred dollar bill.

This compilation presents Ben Franklin's essential wisdom on money and success. It includes "The Way to Wealth," "Advice to a Young Worker," and "The Path of Virtue."

The Washington Post says, "This pocket-size book takes less than a half-hour to read but will give you a lifetime of financial wisdom -- that is, if you're wise enough to follow the advice."

This book is available in paperback, Audible audiobook, and Kindle e-book from Best Success Books. 

The Kindle e-book is FREE when you buy the paperback, with Amazon Matchbook.
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