In these selections from his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin reflects upon his rise in the world and the self-taught lessons that brought his success.

“Franklin seems to have a unique appeal,” writes the historian Gordon S. Wood. “He seems the most accessible, the most democratic, and the most folksy of the Founders. . . .  Indeed, perhaps no person in American history has taken on such emblematic and imaginative significance for Americans as has Franklin.” 


David Webb

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Jackie Kennedy compared him to Cellini, the Duchess of Windsor said he was today’s Fabergé, and The New Yorker described him as “the new meteor around town.” David Webb was ..

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Arthur Miller

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Death of a Salesman has been called the 'quintessential American play,' and Arthur Miller remains above all the creator of Willy Loman and his tormented family. Half a century afte..

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It S A Matter Of Degree

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This collection covers “a volume of variegated moods, for the heart and social intellect.” With varying styles, it represents an eclectic sampler ranging from “hot greasy and..

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Selling Em By The Sack

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This history of the White Castle chain tells a "truly American success story (of) luck and hard work working behind one man to create an industry so pervasive that today it's an in..

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American History Awards 1917 1991

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The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and ..

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