Benjamin Franklin - America"s first salesman.

by Herman Jaffe

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  • Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790.
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Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution Lesson Answer Key Benjamin Franklin Page 1 Reading text only Benjamin Franklin is famous in American history. He had many ideas for the country. He started the first free public library. He was the first Postmaster General. He was a diplomat to France. He was the oldest member of the Constitutional. "The best and most beautiful edition [of the Autobiography]." "People who have read one or more of the many current books about Benjamin Franklin really ought to direct their attention to the man himself, specifically to The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinIt is the first great American book/5(K).

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Reading Benjamin Franklin’s Biography, “The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Brands, H.W.” (and by the way what a great reading, what a great story and what a great man) I came to realize that you cannot trust everything is told to you, everything you read or everything you by: I first purchased this book in Boston at the USS Constitution.

I love good quotes that convey wisdom for life. I was very impressed with Benjamin Franklin's insight. I ordered three more from Amazon when I returned home from my trip. Any one who loves Proverbs would love this little book/5(17). National Bestseller He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination.

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He earned the title of “The First American” for his tireless campaigning for colonial unity. A selection of Benjamin Franklins writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson. Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, this collection of Franklins writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains Americas favorite founder and es an introductory essay4/5.

Reading Group Guide. The introduction, discussion questions, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of The First American, the first comprehensive biography of Benjamin Franklin in over sixty it, acclaimed historian H. Brands vividly brings to life one of the most delightful, bawdy, original, and important figures in /5(31).

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book the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to /5(7). Benjamin Franklin was many things: a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, civic leader, and diplomat.

As a scientist, he is best known for his experiments with electricity. As a writer, he is known for Poor Richard's Almanac and his autobiography. He was the oldest figure of the American Revolution. It is therefore the first edition of the autobiography” (Ford, ), with steel-engraved frontispiece of Franklin, scarce in original gilt-lettered cloth.

Benjamin Franklin worked on sections of his autobiography frombut it was not published in a complete and authoritative form until this edition edited by John Bigelow.

Inthe U.S. government purchased a portion of the papers Benjamin Franklin () had bequeathed to his grandson William Temple Franklin (). The collection represents the material taken to London by William Franklin to prepare his three volume work, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin (London: ), and acquired in by Henry Stevens, an American.

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I’ve always been a Benjamin Franklin fan, but I guess I’ve always admired the caricature of Franklin: from the rags-to-riches Poor Richard writing witty sayings in his almanacs to the benevolent old founding father. "Sometime during the last 50 years most of us stopped reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin even though it's one of the greatest success stories in American history.

"Contrary to perceptions people might have of him, Franklin fully expected his autobiography to be more useful to young businesspeople than to, say, budding diplomats or : Pat Schaefer. This book had both positives and negatives.

On the positive side, this book is a comprehensive look at the life of Benjamin Franklin. The certain sections of his. Benjamin Franklin was the first American to win an international reputation in pure science and the first man of science to gain fame for work done wholly in electricity.

His principle achievement was the formulation of a widely used theory of general electrical “action” (explaining or predicting the outcome of manipulations in. Pulitzer Prize Finalist Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography.

Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America's first Renaissance man/5(). Title The true story of Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman, Contributor Names Brooks, Elbridge S. (Elbridge Streeter), Benjamin Franklin was one of the most important and influential Founding Fathers of the United States of America.

He is sometimes referred to as the "First American". Franklin was a multitalented "Renaissance Man" who excelled in many areas including science, politics, writing, music, invention, and diplomacy. From Benjamin Franklin to Norman Vincent Pearle to Stephen Covey, here are 10 of the best self-help books ever written.

'The Greatest Salesman in the World,' by Og Mandino. The first insurance company in the U.S. dates back to colonial days: The Philadelphia Contributionship, co-founded by Ben Franklin in Throughout U.S. history, the. To discuss Franklin’s life and legacy, we are joined by H.W. Brand, professor of history at Texas A&M, and author of The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin; Claudeanne Lopez.

"Benjamin Franklin", writes journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson in An American Life, "was that rare Founding Father who would sooner wink at a passer-by than sit still for a formal portrait"."What's more", Isaacson relates in this fluent and entertaining biography, "the revolutionary leader represents a political tradition that has been all but forgotten today, one that prizes pragmatism /5().

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Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography. Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, Imitated, seventh edition (Philadelphia: B. F[ranklin] and H. M[eredith] for Thomas Godfrey, ). Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The first book Franklin published at his own risk was the first American edition of a new version of the metrical Psalms by Isaac Watts. Benjamin Franklin was a printer, publisher, author, inventor, scientist, and diplomat. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, he represented the United States in France during the American Revolution, and he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

Finally, to balance these appreciative works, the reader may wish to consult the great classic critique of Franklin and his educative project, D.

Lawrence’s essay “Benjamin Franklin,” first printed in the English Review 27 ():and reprinted in several collections since then. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin H.

Brands, Author Doubleday Books $35 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. A DANGEROUS ENGINE. Benjamin Franklin, From Scientist to Diplomat. By Joan Dash. Illustrated by Dusan Petricic. Frances Foster Books/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $Author: Lawrence Downes. Benjamin Franklin: “America’s First Great Man” “Only here in America were common folk given a chance to show what they could do on their own without a master to push and order them about.” ~Eric Hoffer Benjamin Franklin was the quintessential American, and the classic example of a self-made man.The Real Benjamin Franklin makes no effort to develop another "fresh interpretation" of the Sage of Philadelphia.

Instead, it seats us across the table from the one person who really knew Ben Franklin-that is, Franklin himself -and gives him an opportunity to explain his life and ideas in his own words.Often the most practical information can be taken from a simple history lesson.

Take today’s lesson for example. You’ll find incredible value in the origin story of Ben Franklin, America’s founding father, and first millionaire.

Franklin was the youngest son of 17 children. His father was a poor candle-maker.