The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Predný obal
Cosimo, Inc., 1. 4. 2007 - 150 strán (strany)
American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous Poor Richards' Almanack, helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States' hundred-dollar bill. Benjamin Franklin was as wildly intriguing a personality as his legend suggest, and as you've always heard, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books to his askance asides at such habits as the drinking of beer, from his work as a printer to his experiments with electricity, and much more, this is the story of Franklin's life-told as only he could tell it-in the years before the American Revolution. A classic of autobiography, this is must reading for American-history buffs, and for anyone fascinated by larger-than-life personalities.
 

Čo hovoria ostatní - Napísať recenziu

Hodnotenia používateľov

Hviezdičiek: 5
446
Hviezdičiek: 4
723
Hviezdičiek: 3
415
Hviezdičiek: 2
108
1 hviezdička
37

Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Prehľad pre používateľa  - Barbara - Goodreads

Franklin comes across as a cheerful, honest, curious man whose main desire in life is to improve himself and the world around him. I think history shows that he succeeded in that. I wish he had kept writing past 1757, but what he wrote is uplifting and enjoyable to read. Čítať celú recenziu

Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Prehľad pre používateľa  - Mary - Goodreads

Witty & practical. Also, a personal view into the lives of early Americans. Čítať celú recenziu

Zvolené strany

Obsah

II
1
III
55
IV
73

Iné vydania - Zobraziť všetky

Časté výrazy a frázy

O tomto autorovi (2007)

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.

Bibliografické informácie