Benjamin Franklin

How much do you know about Benjamin Franklin? Find out the facts you need to know about this Founding Father, author, and inventor. You'll learn about the early life, challenges, and major accomplishments of this important American.

Author: Laura K. Murray

Publisher: Pebble Books

ISBN: 1977126553

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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How much do you know about Benjamin Franklin? Find out the facts you need to know about this Founding Father, author, and inventor. You'll learn about the early life, challenges, and major accomplishments of this important American.





Benjamin Franklin

The True Benjamin Franklin Physical Characteristics Franklin was a rather large
man, and is supposed to have been about five feet ten inches in height. In his
youth he was stout, and in old age corpulent and heavy, with rounded shoulders.

Author: Christopher J. Murrey

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590333846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America's most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the 'Declaration of Independence', and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. This book presents a detailed and riveting review of Franklin's life based on excerpts from the renowned 1899 book on Franklin by Sydney George Fisher. This overview is augmented by a substantial selective bibliography, which features access through title, subject and author indexes.




Benjamin Franklin

Provides a brief biography of America's first Renaissance man, discussing his scientific achievements and his role in writing the Constitution.

Author: Lucia Raatma

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756500672

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides a brief biography of America's first Renaissance man, discussing his scientific achievements and his role in writing the Constitution.


Benjamin Franklin

J. Sparks's edition of the Works of Benjamin Franklin , 10 vols . J. Bigelow's
edition of the Works of Benjamin Franklin , 10 vols . A. H. Smyth's edition of the
Writings of Benjamin Franklin , 10 vois . J. Sparks's Life of Franklin , i vol . J.
Bigelow's ...

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The Library of Benjamin Franklin

10 THE LIBRARY OF "BENJAMIN fRANKLIN others the opportunity to read works
that had influenced his outlook. In the decades leading to American
independence, few books were more influential than Locke's Two Treatises on
Government.

Author: Edwin Wolf

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 9780871692573

Category: Reference

Page: 966

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Benjamin Franklin

america has yet produced,—Benjamin Franklin,—i remember the relief with
which, after long feeling the sway of Franklin's imperturbable common-sense, i
came upon a project of his for a new version of the Book of job, to replace the old
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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom.

A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson. THE FIRST ABORTION CONTROVERSY
When Franklin decided he wanted to start a newspaper , his former employer , a
quirky printer named Samuel Keimer , beat him to it . So Franklin began writing
for ...

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743257824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 551

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A companion volume to Benjamin Franklin: An American Life presents a definitive version of Franklin's Autobiography along with a selection of some of his most important writings, including "The Art of Conversation" and "Rules for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness," all accompanied by a helpful introduction, commentary, and notes. 60,00 first printing.


Recovering Benjamin Franklin

Franklin and the Pragmatic Spirit IN THE ALMANACK for 1749 , Poor Richard
reminds us : “ Words may shew a man ' s Wit , but Actions his Meaning ” ( 3 : 336 )
. In this and other instances of Franklin ' s essentially Pragmatic spirit we see the
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Author: James Campbell

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812693867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Is Benjamin Franklin, the familiar cultural icon whose face appears on coins, currency, and postage stamps, in addition to being an affable inventor, printer, and humorist also an important American philosopher? In Recovering Benjamin Franklin, James Campbell attempts to "recover" Benjamin Franklin's role as philosopher. In the broad eighteenth-century understanding of the term "philosopher", most people would say that Franklin clearly qualifies as one. But since the beginning of the twentieth century, the meaning of the term has narrowed. What should be said about Franklin as philosopher in the current sense of the word? Part of the problem is that Franklin's thought is difficult to classify. Franklin is not a composer of lengthy, systematic treatises. Instead, we know him as the author of letters and essays, primarily short and often fragmentary, that were intended for diverse audiences. Was Franklin a thinker whose interests were nearly universal, or was he a dabbler who flew from topic to topic? Was he a minor intellectual who was incapable of sustained theoretical work, or was he a thinker who recognized that thought must function in the world? In answering these questions, Campbell provides a survey of the events in Franklin's rich life and explores his extraordinary place in American history, along the way challenging a series of popular misconceptions that are based upon narrow interpretations of Franklin's work. To foster a more adequate understanding, the author lays out in detail Franklin's ideas in four areas: science, religion, morality, and politics.