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Other Books by the Infamous Weems

Courtesy Robert Thibadeau
with production by Bookmaster Even Benoit.

This biography of Franklin was written only shortly after his death, and includes several of Franklin's essays regarding how people should go about their lives.The author, Weems, is also the author of the biography of George Washington that tells the story about the Cherry Tree. So, take the text with a grain of salt. We think that you'll enjoy every page.

If you want to read the autobiography of old Ben, you will find it in full text through any web search engine. But, we don't think it is as fun to read.

Reader Comments
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  • Bob Thibadeau
    "Last Chapt: His death, at length"

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  • rjobnmra
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  • Chris Josephs
    "Chapter 2, Dr Franklin's grandmother. Enjoyed her card trick on Queen Mary's priest."

  • matt
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  • bandita
    "its not exactly what I wanted"

  • Carol
    "Very interestingI came across it trying to find information of a book I have that is identical to this one, however......mine is printed by HURST & CO. of New York, but it states the same thing, "NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED BY ANY OF HIS BIOGRAPHERS" "

  • Carol
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  • Carol
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  • Carol
    "I apologize for re-posting on the same subject The most obvious difference in the book I have is the cover is totally different. Mine is Titled: Arlington Edition, and has several different designs printed into the cover. There was an open square near the bottom where someone wrote with a quill pen, Presented to....hard to make out the name, and then there is a date of July 23, 1880 or 1890, also hard to read."

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  • rupal
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