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Collected works of American statesmen

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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... more...

  • The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklinby Kenneth Lawing Penegar

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Benjamin Franklin, it seems, was a reluctant revolutionary. In tracing the course of his political transformation, this book explores the social and political understandings and misunderstandings that both sustained and divided Britain and its colonies in North America. At the center of the story is Benjamin Franklin's decision in late 1772 to... more...

  • Jefferson on Freedomby Thomas Jefferson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings. Included in this book are excerpts from his only... more...

  • The Art of Virtueby Benjamin Franklin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had ?conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection?[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time?to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.? Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was... more...

  • Poorer Richard's Americaby Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 17.76

    For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects?writing as Benjamin Franklin?on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the... more...

  • Citizen Jeffersonby John P. Kaminski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 15.99

    Citizen Jefferson is an elegantly produced collection of quotations from Jefferson's public and private correspondence?to family and friends, political allies, and rivals?and other writings. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99

    The intense ideological conflict of the 1790s is illustrated in this study of the education and career of Benjamin Franklin Bache. Trained as a journalist by his grandfather, Benjamin Franklin, Bache became the leading polemical Jeffersonian journalist of the period. more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 14.00

    "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 Portable Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin; Larzer Ziff

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 17.00

    It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin?s major writings?essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations,... more...