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* What Franklin really thought of his fellow patriots, like Adams, Jefferson, and Washington
* Franklins dramatic one-word change in the Declaration of Independence * Franklins radical views on the Constitution, and how his compromise cleared a critical roadblock at the Convention
* Franklins candid views on sex and adultery while in France
* His personal philosophy as a radical democrat, and sometimes a social conservative
* How the American Revolution caused Franklin to shift from a free-thinking heretic to a pragmatic believer Soon to be a classic of American history, the Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin is beautifully illustrated and designedand a must-read, as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Franklins birth. On each page, the reader will discover what it truly means to be an American, what a precious heritage has been bequeathed to us, and how great the United States has been from the beginning, all seen through the eyes of the most colorful of the Founding Fathers.
As a direct descendant and look-alike of Benjamin Franklin, Mark Skousen had an inside track to the heart of Franklin's writings. Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. W.
If you enjoyed Ben Franklin's autobiography but wished it included the latter part of his life, read this book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Russell Kyncl
If you're trying to decide between Franklin's autobiography and Skousen's version, choose Skousen. Why? Three reasons:
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The Completed Autobiography was an excellent read. It does “complete” the autobiography using appropriate sources. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MAH
MY HUSBAND READS A LOT ABOUT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. HE HAS READ SEVERAL BOOKS AND LIKED THIS ONE ALSO. IF YOU LIKE BEN FRANKLIN, THEN THIS IS A GOOD ONE.Published 18 months ago by ANITA SUE H. MORRIS
I have always had a difficult time reading because I have Graves Disease, double vision and I'm nearsighted, (I do wear glasses). Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Archee
Great book. To make a great 'holiday gift' for a democrat brother and very progressive wife. Keep them honest, ok?Published on December 23, 2012 by Corby Coutts
Mr. Skousen made this comment during his presentation by C-span, "Franklin changed from being a deist to being a theist. Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Stephen A Miller