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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Summary
Walter Isaacson

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Summary

Plot Summary

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life is an account of the deeds of founding father Benjamin Franklin from his humble beginnings as the apprentice of a printer to his international status as wise sage and practical philosopher. Franklin is always clever and practical. He outshines his brother James the printer, to whom he is apprenticed, and James' jealousy over Benjamin's talent causes him to run away to New York. He meets another printer on his journey who recommends Philadelphia, which becomes Franklin's home. After a brief trip to London where he expels his boyish immaturities, he returns to Philadelphia and marries Deborah Read. In Philadelphia he works as a printer and forms the Junto, a collective of intellectuals. He wasisvery interested in public works and creates a list of moral traits he tries to incorporate into his everyday life. Franklin has three children: William, a bastard, Frances, who dies...

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