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    Title
    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Franklin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 115 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486290737
    ISBN 10: 0486290735
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
    LC classification: E302.6.F7A
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    DC21: 973.3092
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000, BIO015000
    DC22: 973.3/092
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E302.6.F7 A3 1996
    Thema V1.0: DNT, JPHL, DNBH1, DNBT
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    24 October 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod. Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his "Autobiography, " considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."