Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
life of this amazing American—scientist, statesman, philosopher,
businessman, civic leader—is an enduring source of inspiration.
Originally Franklin wrote this work, or "family history,"
as an encouragement for his son, but the account of Franklin's
rise from a penniless printer's apprentice to a man of world
renown is a "rags-to-riches" story for all.
Franklin on Writing Well"—magazine article by Vanessa
Report from Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention
of 1787—historical narrative by Bill Moyers
Work: Making Money"—informative nonfiction by Linda
Engineering"—personal essay by David Sedaris
for a High School Graduate"—commentary by Roger Rosenblatt
Poor Richard's Almanack—maxims by Benjamin Franklin