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The wit & wisdom of Benjamin Franklin Unknown Binding – 2001


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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Gramercy Books (2001)
  • ASIN: B007EHX022
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John D. McCall on June 27, 2001
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Brown on December 12, 2012
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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Benjamin Franklin left behind a trove of writings, including wise sayings from his Poor Richard's Almanac. This small book includes many famous phrases from this series, followed by stories and quotations based on his experiences in America, England and France, some written by others. Combined together, you have a bright and interesting insight into the life and thoughts of a funny and wise man.
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By DJ SoulofAten on December 28, 2013
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I love the quotes but where did he get his knowledge from, mostly the source. Wit and wisdom can take you very far but does the out come benefit everyone. Wit & Wisdom is like Capitalism & Democracy, same application.
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