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Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom (Americana Pocket Gift Editions) Hardcover – April 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0880880817 ISBN-10: 0880880813 Edition: Min

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Product Details

  • Series: Americana Pocket Gift Editions
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; Min edition (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880880813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880880817
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great wisdom from an American Icon.
Goodtimes
Quick and light-hearted...will leave the reader with a smile on their face.
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This small volume highlights his great sense of humor ... a delight!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marialivia on January 30, 2013
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Actually, I ordered this little book by mistake -- it was a different Ben Franklin book that I was looking for. But it was a happy mistake, because I am enjoying it immensely. I keep it on my coffee table with the "big books," and my guests can pick it up and peruse quickly, and I can cite his wonderful remarks for a wide variety of occasions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn H. Allen on January 20, 2012
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One of our funniest, smartest founding fathers. Old Ben had it all figured out and loved his women and a fast life style after flying his kite.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Food Prep Fanatic VINE VOICE on November 2, 2011
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It is a nice compact edition of some of Benjamin Franklin's choice quotes. Always nice to keep in pocket when you need to say something profound. Takes up just a little more space than the currency featuring his portrait. It is often said that time is money, but this book is worth your time but a little overpriced...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Booky on February 20, 2013
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I love reading the numerous wise words of Ben Franklin and hoped this book would be a great collection of his writings. Unfortunately, the book only lasted 30 minutes. The content was enjoyable however, the layout a little different. For the price though, one wise quote taken away justifies the purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hubbell on October 30, 2013
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This book was stunningly witty, wise, and, believe it or not, instructive. It reads like Proverbs if Proverbs were written today. Benjamin Franklin speaks across the centuries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By user three on December 12, 2013
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This tiny book was not what I expected. It was in good shape, but such a small volume. It arrived in good shape.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lou on January 11, 2014
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This is a beautiful little book which carries easily in hand or pocket. Makes a wonderful gift, but, I kept it!.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Habetler on March 12, 2013
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Wonderful to have practical proverbs from a great American handy on my Kindle. Advice and humor at a moment's notice.
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