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     MANY BOOKS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 

HERE IS A LIST OF SOME I THINK ARE WORTH READING

I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED BOOKS DEALING WITH THE TIMES AND THE PEOPLE, PLEASE ENJOY THEM WIYH ME 

LET ME SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT WHY FRANKLIN THOUGH READING WAS SO IMPORTANT.

HE WAS SELF EDCUATED. HE HAD ONLY 2 YEARS OF FORMAL EDCUATION

HE SAID "READING IS THE WAY TO WEALTH". READING IS THE WAY TO IMPROVE YOURSELF

IN HIS FINAL YEARS HE BUILT A LIBRARY IN THE NEW SECTION OF HIS HOME ON THE SECOND FLOOR

THAT WAS 16ft WIDE 30ft LONG AND 8ft HIGH

HE CATALOGUED ALL OF HIS BOOK'S (SOME OF WHICH HE HAD WRITTEN AND ALL OF WHICH HE HAS READ)

HIS TOTAL COLLECTION WAS OVER 4,000 BOOKS

HE HAS FIVE DOCTORATES FROM MAJOR UNIVERSITIES

A QUESTION I LIKE TO ASK IS "WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FINISH READING  A BOOK" ( ANSWER AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

 

       BOOK                                                                                              AUTHOR

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY                                                           BENJAMIN FRANKLIN      

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN A BIOGRAPHY                                                                         RONALD W. CLARK               

MON CHER PAPA  - FRANKLIN AND THE LADIES                                                        CLAUDE-ANNE LOPEZ

FRANKLIN OF PHILADELPHIA                                                          ESMOND WRIGHT

BENJAMIN FRANLLIN AN AMERICAN LIFE                                   WALTER ISAACSON 

THE FIRST AMERICAN                                                                         H. W. BRANDS   

THE AMERICANIZATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN                 GORDON S. WOOD

FRANKLIN THE ESSENTIAL FOUNDUNG FATHER                      JAMES SRODES

A GREAT IMPROVISATION FRANKLIN, FRANCE AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICA           STACY SCHIFF

THE PRIVATE FRANKLIN                                                                    CLAUDE-ANNE LOPEZ & EUGENIA W. HUMES

THE WIT AND WISDOM OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN                     JAMES C. HUMES

MIRACLE AT PHILADELPHIA                                                            CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN

THE SCRACH OF A PEN                                                                        COLIN G. CALLOWAY

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN                                                                         CARL VAN DOREN (PUBLISHED 1938 OUT OF PRINT)

REVOLUTIONARY CHARACTERS                                                     GORDON S. WOOD

MY LIFE WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN                                            CLAUDE-ANNE LOPEZ

FUSILIERS - THE SAGA OF A BRITISH REGIMENT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION        MARK URBAN

THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO BENJAMIN FRANKLIN        EDITED BY CARLA MULFORD

REVOLUTIONARIES                                                                               JACK RAKOVE

DEFIANCE OF THE PATRIOTS- THE BOSTON TEA PARTY & THE MAKING OF AMERICA      BENJAMIN L. CARP

TEN TEA PARTIES: PATRIOCTIC PROTEST                                    JOSEPH COMMINGS

THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR                                                        WALTER R. BORNEMAN

THE IMPROVISATION OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN                        STACY SCHIFF 

THE SUMMER OF 1787                                                                           DAVID O. STEWART

STAMPT ACT CRISIS                                                                              EDMUND S. MORGAN & HELLEN M. MORGAN

FOUNDERS ABD THE BIBLE                                                               CARL J. RICHARD

HISTORY OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA              CHARLES BOTTA

                                  (THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN IN THE EARLY 19th CENTURY)

   THIS IS JUST A SHORT LIST OF BOOKS I HAVE READ

  ANSWER TO ABOVE QUESTION: PICK UP ANOTHER BOOK TO READ!!

REMEMBER THE WAY TO WEALTH IS READING