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Born in Boston to Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger, Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was the fifteenth of his father’s seventeen children. An author, inventor, politician, and printer, he is celebrated for his hand in drafting the Declaration of Independence; negotiating the Peace Treaty between the United States and England following the Revolutionary War; and for numerous inventions, including the Franklin stove, bifocals, and the lightning rod. His autobiography, which remained unfinished and was first published posthumously in 1791, is considered the most influential example of the genre ever written.

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Compelling, instructional and …inspring.…It is obvious that Morgan has done his homework. -- (Blue Ridge Business Journal) | Named a Best Book of 2002 -- (Salt Lake City Tribune) | Thanks to Morgan'’s amiable biography …we meet Franklin and track his love of the British Empire and his eventual disillusionment. -- (Salt Lake City Tribune) | [Morgan] writes with the discipline of someone who commands far more detail …than he has allowed himself …to impart. --(George Fetherling, Vancouver Sun) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B073WWGYTF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ AmazonClassics (5 September 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1248 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
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ARAVIND
5.0 out of 5 stars The First American - Benjamin Franklin
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5.0 out of 5 stars The First American - Benjamin Franklin
Reviewed in India on 10 June 2018
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin...

1st published in 1793. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written as letters to his son by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790...

Youngest Son of Josiah Franklin, Benjamin Franklin born on 1706 and spend his childhood days in Boston, worked as a apprentice under his own elder brother... where he got a chance to read books and eventually he became very fond of reading them. At age 17, He left to Philadelphia to work as a printer...

In Philadelphia, He made several acquaintances, especially with popular personalities, which eventually helped him grow in his career... He Succeeded in opening his own printing press and there he met his future wife "Deborah Read".

He started writing Articles to the Newspaper at very young age where he got numerous experience in writing articles... He became a member of political group and elected as a leader. He also shown interest in experiments and performed many....!!!! Yes he is a Inventor... The inventor of Franklin stove & Lightening rod.. He is most famous for performing Kite experiment, where he explained the relation between lightening and electricity...

He once appointed as a colonial Postmaster General in battle of Pennsylvania... and also represented AMERICA when he went to other countries. He is also one of the members who signed the declaration of Independence to United states, thus he became one of the founding fathers of AMERICA.

Benjamin Franklin is a Author, printer, political theorist, politician postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

I Strongly recommend one to buy this book, and the following once...

* The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
* the Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
* The Story of by Life - Hellen Keller
* The story of MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH - MK Gandhi
* Long walk to freedom - Nelson Mandela

Note : I bought this book from Finger print publishers, unlike other books this book has a good paper and printing quality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, timeless autobiography
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, timeless autobiography
Reviewed in India on 26 May 2017
An amazing read, having been written by an extraordinary man but here's the caveat: Benjamin Franklin has used archaic English (the manuscript was prepared more than 200 years back); the expressions and phrases would baffle most readers so be prepared to struggle on that front when you order this book.

Although the font size, print quality and typesetting is satisfactory, I'm not happy with the binding of the book; last few pages of the book had to be separated with a blade, which is unfortunate, and the same pages were not bound properly, they were loose and i had to use a glue them back into the book.
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