Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography & Selected Writings
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography &
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Benjamin Franklin, a true American patriot, was known throughout the world for his many accomplishments. In his personal life, he was a husband, father, and friend to many. And in his public life, he was a printer, inventor, scientist, educator, and ambassador, to name but a few. Perhaps his crowning achievement to modern civilization was his contribution to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It was here that Franklin's prophetic-like vision allowed him to foresee the forces that would jeopardize our liberty, and more importantly, to lay out a plan that would help its future generation of citizens reclaim America.
It was General George Washington who presided over the assembly at the Constitutional Convention, and it is said that while "the last members were signing, Dr. Franklin, looking towards the president's chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him that painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. 'I have,' said he, 'often... looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting; but now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising, and not a setting sun.'"
The first book to be released in this all new Benjamin Franklin trilogy series includes Franklin's autobiography and selected writings. This comprehensive series has been compiled in an all new larger, easy-to-read format, complete with original illustrations. The book measures a full 7.50" x 9.25" compared to similar books on the life of Franklin which are smaller in size and measure only 4" x 7".