Author's Bio (see also Wikipedia)
Boston-born Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) is one of the key figures in the birth of the United States. Apprenticed as a printer while still quite young, Franklin found considerable success in the publishing world. Franklin's mind was always hungry throughout his life and in addition to his career in publishing, he held many other important roles. Indeed, at various times he worked as a pioneering inventor and scientific researcher, a trusted and admired diplomat to France, and a dedicated participant in key political entities during the nation's formative years. Many of Franklin's life experiences and philosophical ideas can be found in his remarkable Autobiography. Aside from this key work, his Poor Richard's Almanack is full of Franklin's trademark wit and wisdom.
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