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  • Series: American Classic (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: National Center for Constitutional Studies (August 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880800011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880800013
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Still, this is a very well written and documented effort; it makes for a fascinating perspective of this mythical legend.
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I have fallen in love (not really in love) with another founder through reading this book.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By OLD SGT on February 12, 2010
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Reading this well written book on Benjamin Franklin makes me a little ashamed that I did not study harder in school and that I swallowed all the lies concerning this great man. Well documented and clearly demonstrates how this humble man rose to such prominence and played an integral part in the founding of our nation. Whether you are a student of history or merely a simple member of a tea party, you will find this book both inspirational and enjoyable. I highly recommend you read it and then add it to your family library.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Robert Metzger on September 12, 2009
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I have read all of the latest and many earlier biographies of Benjamin Franklin. This work hits the mark on showing his human side, his intellectual rigor, and is also very good on his interactions with the other Founders. I found it more readable than other Franklin biographies. I recommend this book highly and believe it would also be a great text for our educators at the high school level or higher. Of course, History and its significance to people today is not really taught in high school much anymore. I wonder what people like old Ben would make of our glaring ignorance of our own history.
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68 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Larene Spitler on June 27, 2000
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written... even young children could enjoy the stories. Franklin was a remarkable man, he was a man of character. He excelled in many areas as a scientist, inventor, and politician. There are many lies being told about him today to defame his character, and this book will help you understand the REAL man!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Clinton Robison III on December 5, 2009
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A FOUNDING FATHER, A PATRIOT, DIPLOMAT, FOREIGN POLICY EXPERT, PRINTER, AUTHOR,INVENTOR,and the list could go on, and on, and on. Franklin was so accomplished in so many diverse areas that it might be easier to list the things that he could not do rather than those in which he was expert. The Real Benjamin Franklin as presented by W. Cleon Skousen so artfully that you actually feel Franklin's presence as his words tumble off the pages. Along with The Real Thomas Jefferson, The Real Washington , The 5000 Year Leap *** this is a most wonderful way to get to know Benjamin Franklin, the man, just as, by his own words, he was. If you do not already know that anything carrying the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS) label is bound to be excellent, I am sure that after reading Benjamin Franklin you will seek out other NCCS titles and experience the same pleasure.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. W. Newman on April 7, 2010
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My husband enjoys books about early American history. "The Real Benjamin Franklin" was one he thoroughly enjoyed. He had read "John Adams" by David McCullough, which he found fascinating, and discovered that this "real" book added many interesting details about Ben Franklin. We both look forward to reading other books in the "real" series!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William E. Liberatore TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 9, 2009
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This was a well written book. It was very informative. Easy to read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. Williams on December 21, 2009
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Outstanding, well presented, and learned many thing about Franklin I was never aware of before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G.V. on June 21, 2010
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I have recently purchased 3 of the American Classic series, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. These 3 books come with a time-line,
Life Story, and an index and thumbnail(s) of the individual by contemory. All
of which make these books great reference books for any library. So a brilliant
quote on almost any subject is just a minute away.

I have read Ben Franklin and a quick scan of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The Real Benjamin Franklin is an easy read, well structured, well documented(every page is footnoted). It gives you a general feeling for the man, the times, and his possition in it.

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