The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Regnery Publishing, 1 lis 2005 - 256
Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating of the Founding Fathers - a polymath like Jefferson, a practical statesman like Washington, and a cynic and wit beyond parallel. Now, at last, in The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, we finally get the rest of the story, in Franklin's own words.
Faithfully compiled and edited from Franklin's papers by Dr. Mark Skousen - Franklin's descendant, acting as his devoted secretary - this is the closest we will ever get to Franklin sitting down in his study in Philadelphia, dipping quill into ink, and finishing his autobiography.
Soon to be a classic of American history, the Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin is beautifully illustrated and designed - and a must-read, as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Franklin's birth. On each page, the reader will discover what it truly means to be an American, what a precious heritage has been bequeathed to us, and how great the United States has been from the beginning, all seen through the eyes of the most colorful of the Founding Fathers.
 

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First Mission to London 175762
5
My Return to Philadelphia 176264
21
Second Mission to England 176475
31
Congress and the Declaration of Independence 177576
105
Minister to France 177678 The Treaty of Alliance
135
Minister to France 177879 An Ambassadors Life
157
Minister to France 177981 The War Continues
193
Minister to France 178183 Peace Treaty with England
247
The Creation of a New Nation 178587
329
My Final Years 1787
369
The Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Franklin 17TH of July 1788
393
Afterword
409
Important Dates
453
Cast of Characters
457
About the Compiler and Editor
467
Index
469

Minister to France 178385 My Last Years in Paris
285

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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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