Genre: Shorthand, Editor: , Pages: 163 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: NYPL:33433082364211



Genre: , Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1647398215


Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Penguin, Pages: 112 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781101640081


From 1771 to his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his Memoirs. Portions of the unfinished work were published posthumously as Memoirs of the Private Life of Benjamin Franklin, first in French in 1791, and then in English in 1793. Today the complete unfinished manuscript is known as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his "bold and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection" when he was a young man. He prepared a list of thirteen virtues he wished to perfect in himself, and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin's list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions, and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort. Applewood Books now offers Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues as Franklin intended it - a beautiful little hardcover, complete with the list of thirteen virtues and a chart to monitor one's own progress.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: , Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1429093552


Study of Franklin's literary qualities.
Genre: Authors, American, Editor: , Pages: 264 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X000179799


A charming bilingual edition of a timeless tale, in which one of the founding fathers of the United States of America comes to full and colorful life.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Cheng & Tsui, Pages: 150 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0887273114



Genre: Scientists, Editor: , Pages: 446 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCAL:$B41488


PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this “thorough biography of ... America’s first Renaissance man” (The Washington Post). "The authoritative Franklin biography for our time.” —Joseph J. Ellis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin's "life is one every American should know well, and it has not been told better than by Mr. Brands" (The Dallas Morning News). From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain to architect of an alliance with France that ensured America’s independence, Franklin went from obscurity to become one of the world’s most admired figures, whose circle included the likes of Voltaire, Hume, Burke, and Kant. Drawing on previously unpublished letters and a host of other sources, acclaimed historian H. W. Brands has written a thoroughly engaging biography of the eighteenth-century genius. A much needed reminder of Franklin’s greatness and humanity, The First American is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary historical figure, a vital era in American life, and the countless arenas in which the protean Franklin left his legacy.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: Anchor, Pages: 784 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780307754943



Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 3 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X000335922



Genre: United States, Editor: , Pages: 606 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: HARVARD:HWB3LB