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The wit & wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Gramercy Books (2001)
  • ASIN: B007EHX022
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Format: Hardcover
I treasure this book! Not just a book of quotations -- in a series of annectdotes, mouthwatering morsels, that leave you hungry for more, this is a literary feast. It presents Ben Franklin in a way that few books can. The reason? It shows you the Franklin you want -- when you want him. The topics -- prejudice, slander, or party loyalty -- to name some, are clear, well-organized, and often witty. But these are not the main reasons I treasure the book. You might have excellent access to short squibbs on Warren Harding. The book draws its delight from the greatness of Franklin and the authors abiding appreciation of the First American. A possessor of the earlier edition, I promise you an inexhaustible treasure.
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Format: Hardcover
I have very little attention span as I get older so I often just read books of quotes or comic essays. You can't read anything that Franklin wrote without either smiling or thinking about it further.
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Format: Hardcover
There was no question Benjamin Franklin was a true genius. He is still one of the most quoted Americans. Besides being one of our Founding Fathers, he was an inventor, author and respected statesmen. This fantastic book has quotations from Franklin on dieting, on sin, on humility and numerous other interesting topics. This volume also has a great collection of his anecdotes. Finally, there is a section on his inventions, ideals and discoveries. One must not forget that he was also a scientist.

In conclusion, this is a book for anyone who would like to know more about one of the most interesting men in United States History.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Season of the Warrior: a poetic tribute to warriors)
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Franklin was an amazing man, no doubt a genius in his day. His accomplishments and contributions impact our lives today in so many ways.

Among so many attributes Benjamin Franklin is known for his message by way of his sharp wit. This book is an easy to read group of samples of that wit. It is appropriate, and well within the grasp of readability and understanding, for those in the uppers classes of high school through those of us who are in our most senior years.
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