The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Author:Benjamin Franklin Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a stateman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary Way. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is till manufac... more »tured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.
Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklins boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, his experiments with electricty, his political career, his experiences during the Franch and Indian War, and More. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called, "the wisest American"« less