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Benjamin Franklin: a biography in his own words

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Published by Newsweek; distributed by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Thomas Fleming ; with an introd. by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. ; Joan Patterson Kerr, picture editor
SeriesThe Founding fathers
ContributionsFleming, Thomas J., ed
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE302.6.F7 A23 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination416 p. :
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24768900M
ISBN 100060112867
ISBN 109780060112868
LC Control Number72075999
OCLC/WorldCa482533

  In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin relates how, after his father pointed out his lack of “elegance of expression,” he taught himself to write more elegantly and expressively. Although this is not exactly like the copywork method used by Charlotte Mason for younger children, it is a related method of learning from the masters. Source One: "Benjamin Franklin--Secondary Sources." Benjamin Franklin--Secondary Sources. Franklin Institute, n.d. Web. 06 May Source Two: "Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words (American Treasures of the Libraryof Congress)." Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words (American Treasures of the Libraryof Congress). N.p., 29 July Web. 06 May.


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Benjamin Franklin: a biography in his own words by Benjamin Franklin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Franklin had actually written his epitaph when he was “The body of B. Franklin, Printer (Like the Cover of an Old Book Its Contents torn Out And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding) Lies Born: Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Januand baptized Benjamin Franklin: a biography in his own words book Old South Meeting House.

He was one of seventeen children born to Josiah Franklin, and one of ten born by Josiah's second wife, Abiah Folger; the daughter of Peter Foulger and Mary Benjamin's siblings were his older brother James and his younger sister en: William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin.

: Benjamin Franklin: A Biography in His Own Words - Volume 2: Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).Price Range: $ - $ I bought this book after reading the Steve Jobs biography by the same author.

The book is as well written and a joy to read as the Jobs biography. I knew little about Benjamin Franklin before reading the biography, but I am now an massive fan of the man. He was Cited by: Benjamin Franklin began writing his autobiography in for the benefit of his son William. When he died inthe work was unfinished.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was first published in France inand in England in Since then, as more material was discovered more was added to the text of subsequent editions/5().

An excellent start-to-finish biography, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life begins by touching on his childhood as best as it can considering the lack of material to work with.

After that, Isaacson takes the reader through a more detailed account of Franklin's early entrepreneurial life, through his many inventions, and into his later statesmen days.4/5. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from to ; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his gh 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 : Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin Biography. Having been born in the first month of the year in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin has been regarded an iconic figure not only in the history of America but as well as the world.1 Although he had a deep passion for reading, he could only manage to attend school for two years.

But Franklin, after adding the last short section before his death, left the publication rights for the book to his illegitimate grandson, William Temple Franklin, Jr. And Temple, hoping to make a great deal of money out of a book for which the public was clamoring, forbade its publication in English or French, except in authorized editions.

Get this from a library. Benjamin Franklin: a biography in his own words. [Benjamin Franklin; Thomas J Fleming; Whitfield J Bell, Jr.; Joan Paterson Kerr] -- Based.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. This biography begins when he worked in his printing business in PhiladelphiaAfter one or two useless trips to England, Franklin settled down to the printing business in Philadelphia.

He was the busiest man in town. The mother of William is not known. However, in Benjamin married his childhood sweetheart, Deborah Read.

Deborah's husband had run off, and now she was able to marry. In addition to running a print shop, the Franklins also ran their own store at this time, with Deborah selling everything from soap to fabric. Ben also ran a book store.

Author of Benjamin Franklin: a biography in his own words, Letters to the press,Writings, Not Your Usual Founding Father, Some account of the Pennsylvania hospital, from its first rise, to the beginning of the fifth month, called May,Ben Franklin's wit & wisdom, Poor Richard,Father Abraham's speech.

— His Character. — Franklin's Interview with him. — Petitions from the Assembly of Massachusetts. — Franklin writes a Preface to the London Edition of the Boston Resolutions; also "Rules for reducing a Great Empire to a Small One," and "An Edict of the King of Prussia." — Abridges the Book.

Franklin's fondness for books finally determined his career. His older brother James Franklin (–) was the editor and printer of the New England Courant, the fourth newspaper published in the needed an apprentice, so in the year-old Benjamin Franklin was bound by law to serve his : Mary Bellis.

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$ Free shipping. Benjamin Franklin: A Biography in His Own Words by Benjamin Franklin ~ Leather. $ Shipping: + $3 A book that does not look new and Shipping: Free. Franklin never patented his inventions.

Benjamin Franklin invented his own phonetic alphabet. Benjamin Franklin took "air baths", sitting naked with the windows open. At 16 years old, Benjamin Franklin became a vegetarian but later abandoned the practice. Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical essay on improving the odor of flatulence.

The Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin A Biography in His Own Words by FLEMING, Thomas (ed) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin - Achievement of security and fame (–53): Denham died, however, a few months after Franklin entered his store.

The young man, returned to the printing trade and in was able to set up a partnership with a friend. Two years later he borrowed money to become sole proprietor. His private life at this time was extremely complicated. Benjamin Franklin was born into a large family.

He was the 15th child of seventeen children in the family. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker. Benjamin helped him make candles and soap.

His father wanted him to take over the family business when he grew up, but he wasn't interested. To help Ben decide on a career, Josiah took him on long. J.A. Lemay presented a lecture on Benjamin Franklin in a program sponsored by the Interpretive Programs Office, Manuscript Division, Center for the Book and Publishing Office.

His presentation was based on a compilation of the sources for his projected seven-volume biography of. Part Two opens with the letters to Franklin The first is from a Mr.

Abel James, and it comments on Part One of the Autobiography and the outline of the rest of the work, both of which Franklin had shown him asking for his opinion. Written inthe letter encourages Franklin to complete the work.

The second letter is from Benjamin Vaughn. Ben Franklin, in his own words This book was a very quick read (listen). I actually listened to it, as a supplement after reading Walter Isaacson‘s biography of Franklin. Isaacson suggests that many influential people have cited Franklin’s autobiography as having changed their lives.

The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin Words | 3 Pages. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin has many things, but maybe more than anything else about Benjamin Franklin it explains about him being a politician, and there is no more reason to look out for an unbiased autobiography from Franklin than from any other politician.

Benjamin Franklin (Janu [O.S. January 6, [1 – Ap ) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Benjamin Franklin () is one of the most popular of America’s founders. He is well known for helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and taking part in the Constitutional Convention that led to the US Constitution.

There are many things about Franklin’s life that any American, whether Christian or not, will find attractive. Benjamin Franklin was born in a small house on Milk Street in Boston, next to the Old South Church, on January 6, He was the youngest son of five generations of youngest sons.

He had eleven living brothers and sisters. His father, Josiah Franklin, made soap and candles for a living. His mother, Abiah, raised the children. Culled from the in-progress Yale edition of Franklin's papers, this patchwork of Ben's own words neatly augments and continues the famous Autobiography, complemented by some illustrations.

It also suggests that Franklin, at least in this case, followed his own advice. Franklin begins by stating five reasons for writing his Autobiography. First, since he has always enjoyed anecdotes about his ancestors, he hopes his own life story will interest his son.

Second, since he was a poor boy who found fame and fortune, he hopes his story will provide others with a good model to imitate. Treaty of Paris, September 3,Benjamin Franklin's letterbook copy of the treaty ending the Revolutionary War.

A letter from Franklin to his daughter Sarah Franklin Bache, Januexplaining "For my own part I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character.". During the heyday of American individualism, Franklin’s story was taken up by educators whose books sold in the tens of millions.

For instance, drawing on the Autobiography, Noah Webster included an page account of Franklin’s life in his Biography For the Use of Schools ().

Peter Parley wrote a Life of Benjamin Franklin (). In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.

Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Benjamin Franklin was born on Januin colonial Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin (), a native of England, was a candle and. In his book, How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie repeatedly referenced Ben Franklin.

I have mixed reviews about the book I purchased. The content was great; but, I was not satisfied with the book itself. My copy of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is an unabridged version printed on ” x 11” paper. The typeface was. Benjamin Franklin’s Early Life and Education.

Benjamin Franklin was born on Januin Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Josiah, was a tallow chandler, candle maker, and soap boiler who had moved to the American Colonies from England. The Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin: A Biography in His Own Words.

New York. Newsweek, Inc. Peter and Connie. In Their Own Words: Benjamin Franklin. New York. Scholastic Press. Panesar (44) observed that Benjamin Franklin can be looked at from the various personalities that featured in his life.

It is quite daunting to ascertain the discipline in which Franklin belonged to because of the multiplicity of talents and interests that he portrayed. Full Audiobook reading of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Geronimo's Story of His Life - FULL Audio Book by Geronimo - Autobiography Native American History - Duration: Greatest.

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Based on vols. of The papers of Benjamin Franklin. This banner text can have :. Franklin has utterly no interest in abstract of Franklin's virtues is humility, and his humility comes out in the form of his book. His narrative is exceedingly informal, not merely in the first part, which was ostensibly addressed to his son, but in the later sections (the autobiography was composed upon four separate occasions).5/5(5).The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Page 3 Introduction BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest Size: KB.Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest son.

His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who published the "New England Courant.".