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Publisher: دائرة الثقافة والسياحة – أبوظبي، مركز أبوظبي للغة العربية، مشروع كلمة للترجمة

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سأضع في اعتباري في هذه السيرة الذاتية أني أتحدث إليكم من وراء القبر.. وأني سوف أكون في عداد الأموات حين يصدر هذا الكتاب.. لقد بدا لي أنه يمكنني أن أتحدث بمطلق الصراحة والحرية– كما لو كنت أكتب رسالة غرامية– في حال تأكد لي أنّ ما سأكتبه لن تقع عليه عين إلا بعد وفاتي وتحرري من قيود هذه الدنيا.
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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

An American Life Walter Isaacson. Praise for Benjamin Franklin “ Isaacson's ... will probably supplant Van Doren's as the standard singlevolume biography of Franklin . ” -Gordon S. Wood , The New York Review of Books “ Given the nature ...

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074325807X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 586

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Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.
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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, 99. 34. Ibid., 98. CHAPTER 4 The Search for Useful Knowledge 35. VernerW. Crane, Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1954), 38. 36.

Author: Hal Marcovitz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438104010

Category: Inventors

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Presents a biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

5 , although he is more inclined than I am to regard Franklin's moral expressions as merely rhetorical . 76. ... For good accounts of these dealings , see Walter Isaacson , Benjamin Franklin : An American Life ( New York : Simon and ...

Author: Lorraine Smith Pangle

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080188666X

Category: History

Page: 277

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Franklin's political writings are full of fascinating reflections on human nature, on the character of good leadership, and on why government is such a messy and problematic business. Drawing together threads in Franklin's writings, Lorraine Smith Pangle illuminates his thoughts on citizenship, federalism, constitutional government, the role of civil associations, and religious freedom.
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Summary and Analysis of Benjamin Franklin

Summary and Analysis of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2004, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2004-01-01/benjaminfranklin-american-life. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Publishers Weekly, ...

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Benjamin Franklin tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Walter Isaacson’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Character profiles Detailed timeline of events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson: In his thorough examination of one of America’s Founding Fathers, biographer Walter Isaacson explores the life and times of Benjamin Franklin and his legacy as a scientist, writer, diplomat, printing mogul, and voice for the common man. Isaacson follows Franklin from young runaway teenager in Philadelphia, to the savvy statesman coordinating the Franco-American alliance during the Revolutionary War, to the wise, 80-year-old politician at the Constitutional Convention. In between, we learn about Franklin the person—his complicated relationships, his scientific curiosity and brilliant discoveries, and the civic-mindedness that caused him to found a library, a fire department, a university, and a hospital. Franklin’s principles of democracy and admiration for the middle class continue to be at the foundation of American society. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
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Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution

Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution

Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin:An AmericanLife(New York:Simon andSchuster, 2003)is particularly good on Franklin's impact on American culture. H.W.Brands, The First American:The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (New ...

Author: Jonathan R. Dull

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803269521

Category: History

Page: 184

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The inventor, the ladies’ man, the affable diplomat, and the purveyor of pithy homespun wisdom: we all know the charming, resourceful Benjamin Franklin. What is less appreciated is the importance of Franklin’s part in the American Revolution: except for Washington he was its most irreplaceable leader. Although aged and in ill health, Franklin served the cause with unsurpassed zeal and dedication. Jonathan R. Dull, whose decades of work on The Papers of Benjamin Franklin have given him rare insight into his subject, explains Franklin’s role in the Revolution, what prepared him for that role, and what motivated him. The Franklin presented here, a man immersed in the violence, danger, and suffering of the Revolution, is a tougher person than the Franklin of legend. Dull’s portrait captures Franklin’s confidence and self-righteousness about himself and the American cause. It shows his fanatical zeal, his hatred of King George III and George’s American supporters (particularly Franklin’s own son), and his disdain for hardship and danger. It also shows a side of Franklin that he tried to hide: his vanity, pride, and ambition. Though not as lovable and avuncular as the person of legend, this Franklin is more interesting, more complex, and in many ways more impressive.
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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

8. Allen C. Guelzo, Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (Carbondale, Ill., 2009), 35. 9. Franklin to Samuel Cooper, May 15, 1781, franklinpapers.org. 10. Robert Bellah, Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, ...

Author: Thomas S. Kidd

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300217490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Child of the Puritans -- 2. Exodus to Philadelphia, Sojourn in London -- 3. Philadelphia Printer -- 4. Poor Richard -- 5. Ben Franklin's Closest Evangelical Friend -- 6. Electrical Man -- 7. Tribune of the People -- 8. Diplomat -- 9. The Pillar of Fire -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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Benjamin Franklin American Genius

Benjamin Franklin  American Genius

Stealing God's Thunder: Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention ofAmerica. New york: Random House, 2005. Isaacson, Walter. Benjamin Franklin:An American Life. New york: Simon and Schuster, 2003. Lemay,J. A. Leo, ed.

Author: Brandon Marie Miller

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613741306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Benjamin Franklin was a 17-year-old runaway when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1723. Yet within days he'd found a job at a local print shop, met the woman he would eventually marry, and even attracted the attention of Pennsylvania's governor. A decade later, he became a colonial celebrity with the publication of Poor Richard: An Almanack and would go on to become one of America's most distinguished Founding Fathers. Franklin established the colonies' first lending library, volunteer fire company, and postal service, and was a leading expert in the study of electricity. He represented the Pennsylvania colony in London but returned to help draft the Declaration of Independence. The new nation then named him Minister to France, where he helped secure financial and military aide for the breakaway republic. Author Brandon Marie Miller captures the essence of this exceptional individual through both his original writings and hands-on activities from the era. Readers will design and print an almanac cover, play a simple glass armonica (a Franklin invention), experiment with static electricity, build a barometer, and more. The text also includes a time line, glossary, Web and travel resources, and reading list for further study.
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Voices of Revolutionary America Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Revolutionary America  Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

He soon returned to England and spent the rest of his life there as a pensioner of the royal government. ... Both Benjamin and William Franklin owed much of their political success to ties between the American colonies and Great Britain ...

Author: Carol Sue Humphrey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313377334

Category: History

Page: 270

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This book describes the everyday lives of people during the American Revolution as they adapted to the political and military conflicts of the time. • Includes original documents showing the impact of war on daily life, such as a series of letter exchanges between John and Abigail Adams showing how Abigail ran the family farm while John was serving in the Continental Congress • Provides a chronology of events in American history during the Revolutionary Era • Supplies a bibliography of important books, websites, and films related to the Revolution and its impact on Americans • Contains a helpful glossary of terms
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Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Puritan, Deist, and atheist: David Levin, “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Puritan Experimenter in Life and Art ... Franklin and the Way to Virtue,” American Quarterly 30 (1978): 199–223; Kerry Walters, Benjamin Franklin and His ...

Author: Alan Craig Houston

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300152395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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This fascinating book explores Benjamin Franklins social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered the first American, his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in eighteenth-century Atlantic debates over the modern commercial republic, Franklin combined abstract analyses with practical proposals. Houston treats Franklin as shrewd, creative, and engageda lively thinker who joined both learned controversies and political conflicts at home and abroad. Drawing on meticulous archival research, Houston examines such tantalizing themes as trade and commerce, voluntary associations and civic militias, population growth and immigration policy, political union and electoral institutions, freedom and slavery. In each case, he shows how Franklin urged the improvement of self and society. Engagingly written and richly illustrated, this book provides a compelling portrait of Franklin, a fresh perspective on American identity, and a vital account of what it means to be practical.
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