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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    "The first book to belong permanently to literature. It created a man." -- From the Introduction Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history.... more...

  • The Inventorby Melissa Settle

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 6.99

    This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors. more...

  • El inventorby Melissa A. Settle

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 6.99

    This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors. 24pp. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Jeanne Dustman

    Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was born when America was young. As a young man, he had many new ideas. When he had a new idea, he put it into action. He liked inventing things, too. Later in life, he became known as a great writer. Come follow the busy life of Benjamin Franklin—a thinker, an inventor, and a true American leader. 32 pages more...

  • Franklin in His Own Timeby Kevin J. Hayes; Isabelle Bour

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard’s Almanack , as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    "The first book to belong permanently to literature. It created a man." -- From the Introduction Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history.... more...

  • The Making of a Patriotby Sheila Skemp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though... more...

  • Virtue, Valor, and Vanityby Eric Burns

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains of tyranny and form a more perfect union. We think of them now as faces on money or statues on pedestals, and, as Burns illustrates in luminous... more...

  • Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürstby Otfried Höffe

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 694.00

    Im Jahr 2013 feiern die gelehrte und die politische Welt den 500. Jahrestag des Erscheinens von "Der Fürst (Il Principe)". Ohne Übertreibung kann man diese Schrift von Niccolò Machiavelli als einen der großen Schlüsseltexte in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie bezeichnen. Nach dem schon geflügelten Ausdruck ?Machiavellismus? soll sich Machiavelli... more...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...