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Benjamin Franklin is the author of “The” Life of Benjamin Franklin, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin (2014), The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude by William Penn (2010), The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin and other 135 books.

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Sep 30, 2014
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
After the signing of the definitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783, Franklin’s official duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. Great Britain refused to negotiate a commercial agreement, and Congress failed to act on the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that Franklin had sent them the previous summer. In the six months after the peace was settled, Franklin’s sole diplomatic achievement was a draft consular convention with France. With his welcome leisure time, however, Franklin eagerly followed scientific developments (witnessing the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude by William Penn

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude by William Penn
Author name not noted above: William Penn. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University''s longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot''s Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot''s belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume I features: [ The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the story of the American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), as wildly intriguing a personality as his legend suggests. [ Journal, by Quaker preacher JOHN WOOLMAN (1720-1772), featuring his thoughts on civil resistance to slavery, conscientious objections to war, and more. [ Fruits of Solitude, by Colonial leader WILLIAM PENN (1644-1718), a collection of wise aphorisms that anticipated Franklin''s Poor Richard''s Almanack by half a century.

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself

The Little Book of Wealth

release date: Sep 21, 2021
The Little Book of Wealth
...LEARNING "from this special utilitarian principle – and find that doing what is right for the right''s sake is good, not only because it is right, but also because it is the best thing to do to achieve happiness. Moreover, for those who do not believe in this utopia, we can learn that these precious teachings help pave the way to financial independence, which in turn can ensure plenty of freedom, time, and tranquility to enjoy a good life.

The Complete Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jul 25, 2020
The Complete Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Reproduction of the original: The Complete Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

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The Wit & Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Wit & Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Charismatic and intelligent, industrious and courageous, bold and innovative, articulate and outspoken, Ben Franklin was a maverick and visionary.

Great American Lives

release date: Jun 14, 2016
Great American Lives
Brilliant, captivating, and unforgettable memoirs from four of the greatest minds in American history. Penned between 1771 and 1790 and published after his death, TheAutobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most acclaimed and widely read personal histories ever written. From his youth as a printer’s assistant working for his brother’s Boston newspaper through his own publishing, writing, and military careers, his scientific experiments and worldwide travels, his grand triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies, Franklin tells his story with aplomb, bringing to life the flesh-and-blood man behind the American icon. Completed just days before his death, Ulysses S. Grant’s Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican–American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant’s autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant’s meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House. Documenting a world of tariffs, insider deals, and Wall Street sharks as well as his stunning rise from bobbin boy to steel baron, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie opens a window into the great industrialist’s decision-making process. His insights on education, business, and the necessity of giving back for the common good set an inspirational example for aspiring executives and provide a fitting testament to the power of the American dream. The Education of Henry Adams is the Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir of a brilliant man reckoning with an era of profound change. The great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson of President John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams possessed one of the most remarkable minds of his generation. Yet he believed himself fundamentally unsuited to the era in which he lived—the tumultuous period between the Civil War and World War I. Written in third person, this uniquely unclassifiable autobiography is the Modern Library’s number-one nonfiction book of the twentieth century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography
The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified "Wagon Letters." Written during the most eventful years of Benjamin Franklin''s life (1771-90), the Autobiography is one of the most influential memoirs in history. This newly edited Norton Critical Edition includes an introduction that explains the history of the Autobiography within the larger history of the life-writing genre as well as within the history of celebrity. The text is accompanied by new and expanded explanatory annotations and by a map, an illustration, and six facsimiles. "Contexts" presents a broader view of Franklin''s life with a journal entry from a 1726 voyage, correspondence, a Poor Richard piece on ambition and fame, Franklin''s views on self-improvement, and his last will (and codicil). "Criticism" draws on a wealth of material that reflects both the wide range of Franklin''s achievements and the global impact of his life and memoirs. New international voices in "Contemporary Opinions" include Immanuel Kant, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, and José Francisco Correia da Serra. "Nineteenth-Century Opinions" includes Humphry Davy on Franklin''s discovery of electricity as well as Empress Sh?ken of Japan''s Franklin-inspired poem. Finally, "Modern Opinions" reprints important pieces: I. B. Cohen on Franklin and the Autobiography''s importance to science; Michael Warner''s theoretical interpretation of the practices of writing and printing and what they tell us about Franklin; and Peter Stallybrass''s insightful and engaging history-of-the-book perspective on Franklin''s writing generally and the Autobiography specifically. A Chronology of Franklin''s life, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index are also included.

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin...: Posthumous and other writings

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - 1896

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - 1896
"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has prob ably been more extensively read than any other American historical work, and no other book of its kind has had such ups and downs of fortune. Franklin lived for many years in England, where he was agent for Pennsylvania and other American colonies. He was separated from his family, and it was during one of his long absences, in 1771, that he determined to write an account of his life, which had been an eventful one, for his son William Franklin, then about forty years old. William Franldin had been with his father in England, as the first paragraph of the Autobiography shows, and had been admitted to the bar there, but finding favor at court had been appointed Governor of New Jersey, and was in that position when Franklin was writing. He held to the royal cause and was thereby estranged from his father, though before Benjamin Franklin''s death they were partially reconciled."

Quotations of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Oct 01, 2003
Quotations of Benjamin Franklin
These little gems are destined to find an honored place on every retailer''s counter.One of the Quote/Unquote Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from Benjamin Franklin is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which contains the most poignant quotes from Dr. Franklin. The second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of Franklin is revealed. Beautifully produced in a hardcover edition with two color printing, these little gems are destined to find an honored place on every retailer''s counter.

Letters and Papers of Benjamin Franklin and Richard Jackson, 1753-1785

Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (LOA #37b)

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (LOA #37b)
Collects Benjamin Franklin''s best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

The Works of Benjamin Franklin

release date: May 18, 2016
The Works of Benjamin Franklin
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography

release date: Jan 06, 2011
Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography
Famous as a scientist, statesman, philosopher, businessman, and civic leader, Benjamin Franklin was also one of the most powerful and controversial American writers of his time. He has been a subject of intense debate ever since: to Matthew Arnold, he exemplified "victorious good sense"; to D. H. Lawrence, he was "the first dummy American." Franklin''s classic Autobiography, one of the great foundational works of American literature, is his last word on his most remarkable literary invention-his own invented persona, the original incarnation of the American success story. For almost thirty years, The Library of America has presented America''s best and most significant writing in acclaimed hardcover editions. Now, a new series, Library of America Paperback Classics, offers attractive and affordable books that bring The Library of America''s authoritative texts within easy reach of every reader. Each book features an introductory essay by one of a leading writer, as well as a detailed chronology of the author''s life and career, an essay on the choice and history of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, & Later Writings, volume #37B in the Library of America series. It is joined in the series by a companion volume, #37A, Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, & Early Writings. Both volumes were edited by J. A. Leo Lemay.

Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings (LOA #37a)

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings (LOA #37a)
A selection of writings from the philosopher, statesman, scientist, and civic leader includes articles, satires, essays, personal correspondence, letters to the press, and pamphlets.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings
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.

Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 Of 2]

release date: Jun 17, 2018
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 Of 2]
Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] - April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including Philadelphia''s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Combines humorous quotes with anecdotes about Franklin''s inventions and innovations, including newspaper editorials, the Navy, bifocals, Daylight Saving Time, the Franklin stove, and shock treatment.

The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom

The Letters of Benjamin Franklin & Jane Mecom
These are the surviving correspondence between Benjamin Franklin and his youngest sister Jane, to whom he wrote more letters than he is known to have written to any other person.

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.

Benjamin Franklin's the Art of Virtue

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Benjamin Franklin's the Art of Virtue
ESSAYS Franklin conceived of this book at the age of 26 but never actually got around to writing it. In 1986, editor George Rogers completed the task by gleaning Franklin''s thoughts on the subject from his various writings. We could all use a little virtue these days, so libraries would do well to stock this volume.-
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