Autobiography and Other Writings

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - 361 стор.
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 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanac to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in Britain and France. Here was a cosmopolitan statesman, public servant, inventor, and editor with a distinctly Yankee sensibility; here was a moral philosopher who divided his faith between the natural sciences and the American experiment. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse issues as reason and religion, social status, electricity, America's national character and characters, war, and the societal status of women. Also included is a new transcription of his 1726 journal, and several pieces that have only recently been identified as Franklin's work.
 

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Was fun to read what Franklin had to say not only about himself but about his beliefs and society as well; essential reading for any serious history student/buff Читати огляд повністю

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This autobiography is written as a letter, once interrupted for a decade or more, to his son. As many people have pointed out during history, the author is inclined to only include the facts they want ... Читати огляд повністю

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY I
38
Silence Dogood 4
181
BusyBody 3
222
Letter to Josiah Abiah Franklin
238
Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind
251
The Way to Wealth
264
Homespuns Further Defense of Indian Corn
286
Letter to Benjamin Vaughan
299
The Whistle
302
Information to Those Who Would Remove
319
Letter to William Franklin
333
Speech in the Constitutional Convention at
349
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Ormond Seavey is at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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