The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 7th 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, American History
, Biography Memoir
I have a love/hate relationship with one of my book clubs. I love to hate the books they choose. And this one I was determined to hate. Funny thing though, I can't hate this book. In the age of self aggrandizing ghost-written puff-piece memoirs, this was refreshingly humble. Which is ironic because ...
Hmmm... it's the sort of book where everyone's heard what's in it, even before they read it. I actually found the third section most interesting, for the description of how to make public life and institutions happen in early Philadelphia.
This was a very interesting and informative book made up of letters from Benjamin Franklin to his son over the course of several decades. I listened to it on audiobook which was neat because I sometimes felt like Franklin was sitting right next to me sharing stories of his life. Given the personal l...
A great view into the life and mind of one of our major visionaries. Without his skills, the United States would have failed miserably and fallen into the hands of the British, French, or Spanish. This is a book everyone should read, and more than just as excerpts, like I did in high school.
Dear Benjamin Franklin, You saucy minx. My favorite parts of your autobiography were when you told the story about finding the little fish inside the big fish and so you didn't feel bad anymore about eating them, and also when you told about your "intrigues" with "low women." I think you are a fun...