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Franklin - modest and creative
on 26 April 2013
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His autobiography comprises manuscripts (only later collated into book form) essentially of advice by example, which summarise his life, achievements and values. It would probably be helpful to have the historical background to Franklin's life in mind as this book is not intended as history.
I was very impressed by Franklin's level-headed modesty, but equally by his creativity - a somewhat unusual combination of qualities. Also, and not least, by his use of plain English.
Strongly recommended for adding flesh to the historical facts of Franklin's life.