The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Among other things, Benjamin Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman, and not least, a writer. Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry-the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the eighteenth century and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. His autobiography captures the essence of his spirit, and in it we can see him as a product of the eighteenth-century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift, and Defoe. In his autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" and he answers with the honesty, wit, and charm that have made this possibly the most famous of all autobiographies.

This is an intimate look at the life of one of American history's most notable figures.

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The memoirs of a brilliant and beloved Founding Father Printer, author, scientist, inventor, statesman, revolutionary—arguably no American life has been more remarkable than Benjamin Franklin's.Penned between 1771 and 1790 and published after his death, the unfinished Autobiography 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.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Authors, American, Downloadable audio books, Education -- Pennsylvania, Electronic books, Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790, Inventors, Inventors -- United States -- Biography, Printers -- United States -- Biography, Scientists -- United States -- Biography, Statesmen -- United States -- Biography, Statesmen, American
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title_full Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin [electronic resource] / Benjamin Franklin, The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / by Benjamin Franklin ; edited by Leonard W. Labaree and others, The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / edited by John Bigelow ; with the illustrations of J. G. Chapman, The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / edited by Leonard W. Labaree ... [et al.], The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / introduction by Lewis Leary, The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin [electronic resource] Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790., The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin [sound recording] / [Benjamin Franklin], The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin [sound recording] / by Benjamin Franklin
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