Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, Busy-Body  -     By: Benjamin Franklin
Buy Item InStock31.50$31.50 Retail: $35.00 Save 10% ($3.50) Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist

Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, Busy-Body

Penguin Books / Hardcover

$31.50 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $35.00
|
Save 10% ($3.50)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW082228

* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 823
Vendor: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.20 X 1.45 (inches)
ISBN: 1931082227
ISBN-13: 9781931082228
Availability: In Stock
Series: Library of America

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Fix It! Grammar Complete Teacher Manual Package
    Fix It! Grammar Complete Teacher Manual Package
    Pamela White
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
    $89.00
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW411749
  2. The Cokeville Miracle, DVD
    The Cokeville Miracle, DVD
    Cokeville LLC / 2015 / DVD
    $17.49 Retail: $24.99 Save 30% ($7.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW014396
    Video
  3. When God's People Pray - Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on the Transforming Power of Prayer
    When God's People Pray - Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on the Transforming Power of Prayer
    Jim Cymbala, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $10.99 Save 23% ($2.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 54 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW26734X
  4. Saxon Math 5/4 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition
    Saxon Math 5/4 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition
    Saxon Publishing / 2004 / Other
    $80.59 Retail: $100.75 Save 20% ($20.16)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 60 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW993478
    Video

Related Products

  1. KJV Study Bible Large Print Edition, Saddle Brown LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
    KJV Study Bible Large Print Edition, Saddle Brown LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
    Holman Bible Publishers / 2015 / Imitation Leather
    $66.99 Retail: $99.99 Save 33% ($33.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW607463
  2. Living as a Young Woman of God: An 8-Week Curriculum for Middle School Girls
    Living as a Young Woman of God: An 8-Week Curriculum for Middle School Girls
    Jen Rawson
    Zondervan/Youth Specialties / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW7548X
  3. Phonics & English Grade 1 Student Worktext (Updated Copyright)
    Phonics & English Grade 1 Student Worktext (Updated Copyright)
    BJU Press / 2012 / Other
    $32.22
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW281683
  4. Lifepac History & Geography Complete Set, Grade 9
    Lifepac History & Geography Complete Set, Grade 9
    Alpha Omega Publications / 1996 / Other
    $62.96 Retail: $69.95 Save 10% ($6.99)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW72568

Author Bio

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, philosopher, and man of letters, was born in Boston in 1706 of Protestant parents. He entered Boston Grammar School when he was eight and later attended George Brown Ell’s school. When he was twelve his father apprenticed him to his half-brother James as a printer. James was later the publisher of the New England Courant, where Franklin’s first articles, The Dogood Papers, were published before he was seventeen. He went to Philadelphia in 1723 and pursued his trade of printer. He was befriended by William Keith, Governor of Pennsylvania, who offered to help the young man get started in business. Franklin left for England, where he hoped to arrange for the purchase of printing equipment. Arriving in London in 1724, he was soon deserted by Keith, and again turned to printing for a livelihood. His privately printed Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain (1725) introduced him to leading Deists and other intellectuals in London. A year later, he returned to Philadelphia, and by 1730 he had been appointed public printer for Pennsylvania. In 1731 he established the first circulation library in the United States; in 1743-44, The American Philosophical Society. In 1748 he retired from the trade of printer but continued to advise and back his partner and to draw profit from the business. Poor Richard’s Almanack was his most spectacular success as a publisher, having gone through numerous editions and been translated in many languages. During the next thirty-five years he devoted himself largely to politics and diplomacy, but still wrote and engaged in scientific ventures. He resigned as Minister to France in 1785, returned to America, and was elected President of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Still concerned with the rights of the individual, he published papers encouraging the abolition of slavery. He died in Philadelphia in 1790.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search