Benjamin Franklin was a writer, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and politician. During his long life, he offered advice on many subjects, organized public institutions, contributed to the birth of a nation, and negotiated with foreign powers to ensure his country’s survival. Read what he said himself—get to know the man and his accomplishments.
Edited by L. Jesse Lemisch with a new introduction by Walter Isaacon and an afterword by Carla Mulford, this autobiography preserves the words of an elder statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. This is part of Hewitt’s Lightning Literature & Composition curriculum.