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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
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it was amazing

Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is perfect except for one thing, its only half finished!Franklin was prevented from completing it, by becoming involved in the American Revolution.Later going as a diplomat to Paris, to get French help.Born in Boston in 1706, to Josiah Franklin and his wife Abiah. A good student in his youth but the family lacked the money to send him to college. His father was a candle maker and Benjamin after many false starts became an apprentice to his brother James in the printing business.At the age of 11 he was an indentured servant, a virtual slave, no pay ,just room and board.Learning quickly and he even began writing articles for his brother's newspaper, the New England Courant.Fleeing at 17, first to New York and than Philadelphia from James's harsh treatment.Meeting a man named Keimer in Philadelphia, Franklin returned to printing.After years of hard work the future statesman became very successful.A common-law marriage to Sarah Read in 1730, her first husband deserted "Miss Read".Publishing The Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper and Poor Richard"s Almanack and becoming famous also.Writer, scientist,inventor,statesman, diplomat and businessman .Benjamin Franklin helped a new nation arise!
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Reading Progress

January 9, 2011 – Started Reading
January 12, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 14, 2011 – Shelved

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