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The Portable Benjamin Franklin

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It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin’s major writings—essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations, proposals for the ...more
Paperback, 551 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by Penguin Books
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Jul 30, 2014 Kevin rated it it was amazing
A surprisingly challenging book and, just respect, mad respect. All hail B. Franklin, Printer of Philadelphia!

My new favorite: Dialogue Between Franklin and the Gout

Every time I think I know everything about him, I learn something new. For example, did you know that Benjamin Franklin loved swimming, that he was a leader in swimming education, and that he invented kiteboarding? He chased a whirlwind on his horse until a tree fell nearby "alerting him of the danger." He invented Daylight Savings T
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Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.
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