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“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.” ― Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the first American memoir and a classic text about the quest for self-improvement.
He was born in a modest family of not very high standing,and he didn't have much shcooling. He rose to being one of the greatest men of the United Stares history .
American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous Poor Richard's Almanack, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States' hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books to his askance at such habits as drinking beer, from his work as a printer to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin's life--told as only he could tell it--in the years before the American Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin's autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.
A classic in the American canon, Franklin's autobiography is a must-read for any serious student of American history.