The Real Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin
Title The Real Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Andrew M. Allison
Publisher American Classic
Pages 0
Release 1982
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780880800013

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There are many Benjamin Franklins. Or at least he has taken on many different forms in the history books and conversations of the last two centuries. Some historians have shown us an aged statesman whose wise and steadying influence kept the Constitutional Convention together in 1787, while others have pictured a chuckling prankster who couldn t resist a funny story. More recently, a certain brand of biographers and journalists have conjured up sensational tales of a lecherous old diplomat in his seventies who enjoyed illicit affairs with adoring young French women. And a few years ago Franklin even reappeared as a British spy! Some of these myths are now being repeated and embellished in school textbooks and educational television programs. Which of all these Benjamin Franklins, if any, is real? This book is an attempt to answer that question. Or, more accurately, it is an attempt to let Franklin himself provide the answer. 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 Benjamin Franklin- -that is, Franklin himself- -and gives him an opportunity to explain his life and ideas in his own words. Part I of this book details his exciting biography, and Part II includes his most important and insightful writings. In both sections, Franklin s words are carefully documented from original sources. This volume is part of a series being published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America s Founding Fathers. The AMERICAN CLASSIC SERIES is designed to revive an intelligent appreciation of the Founders and the remarkable system of free government which they gave us. The nation these men built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time- -in fact, for nearly two hundred years- -in the writings of our Founding Fathers!

The Real Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin
Title The Real Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Jessica Gunderson
Publisher Compass Point Books
Pages 65
Release 2019
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0756561450

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Benjamin Franklin led a productive life, but is it possible his accomplishments include everything attributed to him? The answer is yes, for the most part. He never did suggest the wild turkey should be the national symbol of the United States. He did, however, lend his wisdom to the founding of the country, and he was the only person to sign four of the documents most critical to the creation and character of the nation.

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked
Title Benjamin Franklin Unmasked PDF eBook
Author Jerry Weinberger
Publisher American Political Thought
Pages 360
Release 2005
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN

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"Taking the Autobiography as the key to Franklin's thought, Weinberger argues that previous assessments have not yet probed to the bottom of Ben's famous irony and elusiveness. While others take the self-portrait as an elder statesman's relaxed and playful retrospection, Weinberger unveils it as the window to Franklin's deepest reflections on God, virtue, justice, equality, natural rights, love, the good life, the modern technological project, and the place and limits of reason in politics and human experience. Along the way, Weinberger explores Franklin's ribald humor, usually ignored or toned down by historians and critics, and shows it to be charming - and philosophic.".

The Real Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin
Title The Real Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Jessica Gunderson
Publisher Compass Point Books
Pages 65
Release 2019
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 075655893X

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"Benjamin Franklin led a productive life, but is it possible his accomplishments include everything attributed to him? The answer is yes, for the most part. He never did suggest the wild turkey should be the national symbol of the United States. He did, however, lend his wisdom to the founding of the country, and he was the only person to sign four of the documents most critical to the creation and character of the nation."--Provided by publisher.

The Real Benjamin Franklin

The Real Benjamin Franklin
Title The Real Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Andrew M. Allison
Publisher National Center for Constitutional Studies
Pages 534
Release 1982
Genre Statesmen
ISBN

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Bulletin

Bulletin
Title Bulletin PDF eBook
Author Boston Public Library
Publisher
Pages 430
Release 1893
Genre Boston (Mass.)
ISBN

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Quarterly accession lists; beginning with Apr. 1893, the bulletin is limited to "subject lists, special bibliographies, and reprints or facsimiles of original documents, prints and manuscripts in the Library," the accessions being recorded in a separate classified list, Jan.-Apr. 1893, a weekly bulletin Apr. 1893-Apr. 1894, as well as a classified list of later accessions in the last number published of the bulletin itself (Jan. 1896)

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Title The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin PDF eBook
Author Benjamin Franklin
Publisher
Pages 162
Release 1850
Genre Statesmen
ISBN

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