A Benjamin Franklin Reader
A Benjamin Franklin Reader, edited and annotated by Walter Isaacson is a collection of Benjamin Franklin's own writings throughout his lifetime. Included in this text are his essays written under an alias to make attacks on social shortcomings or directly against others who had, in some way, made enemies of a young Franklin. Also, included are many diary entries concerning his philosophical views of life and religion as well as details on his scientifi... Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Isaacson's biography of Ben Franklin is long and detailed but it is well worth the time invested. Franklin is possibly the most original and unique American character ever in our near 230 year history. The list of his roles to the country and personal achievements are enough to inspire patriot or royalist alike.
He attained wealth as a printer. He was appointed colonial postmaster. He is credited with unlocking many of the mysteries of electricity...