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Inventor, Writer, Statesman, Military Leader…Businessman You are holding the only modern adaptation of Benjamin Franklin's 18th century autobiography. It is at its heart one of the greatest business stories ever told. “Franklin's autobiography is America's first great self-help book. It teaches in a delightful way how to win friends, influence people and succeed in business. Professor McCormick makes this great work more accessible and adds his own insights.” -Walter Isaacson, author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life “Anyone who's got the bug and drive to become a great leader and innovator can only be inspired by the life of Benjamin Franklin, who quite literally wrote the book for getting the most out of himself and brining out the best in others. His genius - scientific, entrepreneurial, diplomatic, and literary - was sui generis. His Autobiography is a classic of Americn letters, and he emerges from the pages of Professor McCormick's version not only as our contemporary, but also as a 21st century visionary, not to mention a wise companion.” -Dr. Judith Rodin, President Emerita, The University of Pennsylvania, President, The Rockefeller Foundation “Statesman and inventor are the first images that come to mind when we think of Benjamin Franklin, but as his autobiography will remind us, he was also a very successful entrepreneur and a most fascinating individual. Dr. McCormick brings the story of Franklin's entrepreneurial spirit alive for today's audience in his adaptation of Franklin's autobiography.” -United States Congressman Michael N. Castle (Delaware) Fifth Generation Franklin Descendant
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HOME TITLES GENRES AUTHORS LANGUAGES NEW TITLES RECOMMENDED POPULAR The Autobiography of Ben Franklin Cover image for Download download author: Benjamin Franklin published: 1909 language: English wordcount: 66,395 / 192 pg flesch-kincaid reading ease: 55.3 loc category: CT downloads: 18,451 mnybks.net#: 2696 genres: Biography, Harvard Classics Read Online in Browser Here With introduction and notes edited by Charles W. Eliot. Show Excerpt y, to that persecution, as so many judgments of God to punish so heinous an offense, and exhorting a repeal of those uncharitable laws. The whole appeared to me as written with a good deal of decent plainness and manly freedom. The six concluding lines I remember, though I have forgotten the two first of the stanza; but the purport of them was, that his censures proceeded from good-will, and, therefore, he would be known to be the author. "Because to be a libeller (says he) I hate it with my heart; From Sherburne town, where now I dwell My name I do put here; Without offense your real friend, It is Peter Folgier." My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church. My early readiness in learning to read (which must have been very early, as I do not remember when I could not read), and the opinion of all his friends, that I should certainly m
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A lifelong scholar of Benjamin Franklin's life completes the unfinished "Autobiography" with information on Franklin's attitudes about such topics as the Constitutional Convention, slavery, and Thomas Jefferson.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the most noted Founding Fathers, provides us a glimpse of the daily life, religion and politics of colonial Philadelphia. Charming and lively, this narrative exemplifies the independent spirit of the early Americans. Join young Ben Franklin as he experiences and then shapes life in the colonies! About the Series: The Lochinvar Guides to Classic Works of Nonfiction are a valuable addition to your history or literature curriculum. Written from a Christian worldview and integrating Mortimer Adler's Great Ideas, each Lochinvar Guide is packed with background information, discussion questions, research assignments, and essay ideas. The structured questions guide students easily from the grammar stage to the logic and rhetoric stage, developing critical thinking skills. Pick up a Lochinvar Guide and experience the thrill of historical narratives.