The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Format:  Paperback,

144 pages

Edition: Dover

Publisher: Dover Pubns

Publish Date: Jun 1996

ISBN-13: 9780486290737

ISBN-10: 0486290735

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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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Publisher: Dover Pubns
Publish Date: Jun 1996
ISBN-13: 9780486290737
ISBN-10: 0486290735
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25

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Biography of Franklin, Benjamin

One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims.

He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

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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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