Benjamin Franklin Silence Dogood, the Busy-Body, and Early Writings

ISBN-10: 1931082227

ISBN-13: 9781931082228

Edition: 2002

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 823
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

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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