Paperback Books by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is the author of Autobiography (2021), The Way to Wealth (2021), The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (2019), The Art of Virtue (2019) and other 396 books.

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Autobiography

release date: Oct 01, 2021
Autobiography
During his lifetime, Benjamin Franklin referred to these writings as his memoirs, but today they are known as the more familiar Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Begun in 1771 as remembrances for his son, William, Franklin added to it during the last ten years of his life. A printer, scientist, and statesman, Franklin was also an engaging writer whose wit and wisdom make his writings as much a pleasure to read today as they were in the mid-eighteenth century.

The Way to Wealth

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Way to Wealth
If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is so much to be done for yourself, your famiy, your coutry, and your king. Handle your tools without mittens, remember, that the cat in gloves catches no mice as poor Richard says.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Dec 31, 2019
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin''s Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. This work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. This title is based on the Harvard Classics edition.

The Art of Virtue

release date: Sep 24, 2019
The Art of Virtue
Advice on living a virtuous life, from one of America''s Founding Fathers.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.

Genealogy of the Mittong Family and Connection

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Genealogy of the Mittong Family and Connection
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The Benjamin Franklin Collection: the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Way to Wealth, and Experiments and Observations on Electricity

release date: Jan 01, 2021

Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort

release date: May 15, 2017
Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Roger Martin du Gard was one of the most famous writers in the Western world. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1937, and his works, especially Les Thibault, a multivolume novel, were translated into English and read widely. Today, this close friend of André Gide, Albert Camus, and André Malraux is almost unknown, largely because he left unfinished the long project he began in the 1940s, Lieutenant Colonel de Maumort. Initially, the novel is an account of the French experience during World War II and the German occupation as seen through the eyes of a retired army officer. Yet, through Maumort''s series of recollections, it becomes a morality tale that questions the values of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European civilization. A fragmentary version of the novel was published in 1983, twenty-five years after its author''s death, and an English translation appeared in 1999. Even incomplete, it is a work of haunting brilliance. In this groundbreaking study, Benjamin Franklin Martin recovers the life and times of Roger Martin du Gard and those closest to him. He describes the genius of Martin du Gard''s literature and the causes of his decline by analyzing thousands of pages from journals and correspondence. To the outside world, the writer and his family were staid representatives of the French bourgeoisie. Behind this veil of secrecy, however, they were passionate and combative, tearing each other apart through words and deeds in clashes over life, love, and faith. Martin interweaves their accounts with the expert narration that distinguishes all of his books, creating a blend of intellectual history, family drama, and biography that will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers alike.

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues Musicians

release date: May 30, 2016
An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues Musicians
This comprehensive A-to-Z reference is “an impressive contribution to jazz history and surprisingly good reading” (Michael Ullman, author of Jazz Lives). This informative bookdocuments the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles), the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), and the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include R&B, doo-wop, and soul. Performers in these genres are also represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. Also covered are nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, websites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Former host of Jazz in Retrospect on NPR Benjamin Franklin V has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting numerous public documents, and information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations. “Elucidates South Carolina as a profoundly crucial puzzle piece alongside New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City and New York.” —Harry Skoler, professor, Berklee College of Music Includes photos

Seven Stories Above La

release date: May 08, 2014
Seven Stories Above La
Cain, a quixotic anti-hero, navigates the foreign and hostile world of construction as he builds the Twin Towers prison in LA. The novel follows Cain through the seven stories, nine counting the foundation and roof, of this brooding building culminating with the violent LA riots. Whop, Cains personal Virgil, guides Cain through the hell of work-site accidents, deaths, graft, greed, incompetence, and disillusionment. Unlike in Dantes Inferno, Whop does not guide Cain to redemption. Instead, Cains foreman, Nickels, applies pressure to Cains mental state as the steel assaults his body and soul. While Cain sinks deeper into the construction site his hold on reality blurs by the surreal bombardment to his senses. He absorbs the maddening orchestra of noises and sights; the Native American iron worker, Coyote Eye, killing himself for his beloved; the rodbuster who robbed banks to escape the job; the sex addiction of Big Daddy and his crew of looneys; and the merciless steel trying to murder Cain one piercing shard at a time. The rest of the crew: Iron Horse, Tiny, Willie the Elevator Operator, Righteous Eddy Edmond, and the Funky Red Headed Dread Lock Dude notice Cains odd behavior, but they do not recognize his mental instability. As the Rodney King riot takes to the streets nine months later, LA burns in the night sky while Cain, Nickels and the cold steel collide.

Benjamin Franklin Wealth and Wisdom

release date: Sep 27, 2019
Benjamin Franklin Wealth and Wisdom
An early and influential advocate of the idea that any of us can create in ourselves the greatness to which we aspire, Franklin speaks across the centuries to readers as clearly and practically as ever in two classics of the American Spirit in one volume.

Years of Plenty, Years of Want

release date: Mar 15, 2013
Years of Plenty, Years of Want
The Great War that engulfed Europe between 1914 and 1918 was a catastrophe for France. French soil was the site of most of the fighting on the Western Front. French dead were more than 1.3 million, the permanently disabled another 1.1 million, overwhelmingly men in their twenties and thirties. The decade and a half before the war had been years of plenty, a time of increasing prosperity and confidence remembered as the Belle Epoque or the good old days. The two decades that followed its end were years of want, loss, misery, and fear. In 1914, France went to war convinced of victory. In 1939, France went to war dreading defeat. To explain the burden of winning the Great War and embracing the collapse that followed, Benjamin Martin examines the national mood and daily life of France in July 1914 and August 1939, the months that preceded the two world wars. He presents two titans: Georges Clemenceau, defiant and steadfast, who rallied a dejected nation in 1918, and Edouard Daladier,hesitant and irresolute, who espoused appeasement in 1938 though comprehending its implications. He explores novels by a constellation of celebrated French writers who treated the Great War and its social impact, from Colette to Irène Némirovsky, from François Mauriac to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. And he devotes special attention to Roger Martin du Gard, the1937 Nobel Laureate, whose roman-fleuve The Thibaults is an unrivaled depiction of social unraveling and disillusionment. For many in France, the legacy of the Great War was the vow to avoid any future war no matter what the cost. They cowered behind the Maginot Line, the fortifications along the eastern border designed to halt any future German invasion. Others knew that cost would be too great and defended the "Descartes Line": liberty and truth, the declared values of French civilization. In his distinctive and vividly compelling prose, Martin recounts this struggle for the soul of France.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

release date: Jan 02, 2013
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack
Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.

Benjamin Franklin's the Way to Wealth

release date: Mar 15, 2010
Benjamin Franklin's the Way to Wealth
Jack Vincent modernizes Benjamin Franklin''s "The Way to Wealth" is this updated edition for a 21st century reader

Poems

release date: Feb 21, 2019
Poems
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The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin ..

release date: Oct 13, 2018
The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin ..
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