Franklin on Franklin /

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text. Paul Zall has created a ne...

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Main Author: Zall, Paul M.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text. Paul Zall has created a new autobiographical account of Franklin's entire life. By returning to a newly recovered early draft of the Autobiography, he strips away later layers of moralizing to reveal the story as Franklin first wrote it: how a poor boy from Boston used words and hard work to become America's first world-class citizen.
Physical Description:1 online resource (328 pages)
ISBN:9780813158037
0813158036