Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason, postmaster, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He was the first United States Postmaster General, a writer known for his wit and wisdom, and the author of 'Poor Richard's Almanack.' Franklin also played a crucial role in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.


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  1. 1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    This book is an autobiography of one of America's founding fathers, detailing his life from childhood to adulthood. The author shares his journey from humble beginnings as a printer's apprentice to becoming a successful inventor, writer, businessman, and statesman. The book provides an insight into his thoughts and philosophies on various subjects such as education, self-improvement, and public service, offering a unique look at the early American history through his eyes.

  2. 2. The life and letters of Benjamin Franklin

    This book offers an in-depth look into the life and correspondence of one of America's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. It provides an intimate portrayal of Franklin's personal and political life, detailing his contributions to science, literature, and the formation of the United States. The letters included in the book offer valuable insights into his relationships with other prominent figures of his time and his thoughts on various important events and issues.