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(01/01/2008) The Autobiography Of Ben Franklin & Other Writings. New York. 1961. Signet/New American Library. Edited & With An Introduction by L. Jesse Lemisch. keywords: Signet Classic Paperback Literature America Autobiography History 18th Century. CD74. 350 pages. Cover art by Milton Glaser. September 1961.

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   Availing himself of the best texts and the latest scholarship in the field, L. Jesse Lemisch presents in this Signet Classic a lively and authentic portrait of Benjamin Franklin, the whole man. Seen through his own eyes and through the eyes of others, here is Franklin the public figure: scientist, inventor, educator, diplomat, politician, humorist. and Franklin the private person: father, husband, friend. Richard B. Morris, Chairman of the History Department of Columbia University, wrote about this book, 'I think that Mr. Lemisch has brought together an extraordinarily interesting collection of material about an extraordinary person. He has done it so skillfully that the reader will easily obtain a fully rounded portrait of the many-sided Franklin, notably the moralist, humanitarian, scientist, and unconventional human being. The notes are lively, balanced, and informative, and heighten the interest in the text.' The Signet Classic edition of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY uses the definitive Farrand text.

 

 

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