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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influen...
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First Published in 1791
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The author didn’t mean to write his autobiography. He wanted to write a note to his family about what he’d learned in his experiments.      source
Q: What should I read to learn more about history? PG: The way to do it is piecemeal. You could just sit down and try reading Roberts's History of the World cover to cover, but you'd probably lose interest. I think it's a better plan to read books about specific topics, even if you don't understand everything the first time through. Here are the most exciting ones I can think of:      source
Cast as a letter to his son. It’s not some deep ruminations and things. It’s about how you make your way through this world.      source
This is I think the most compelling of books.      source