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Franklin's 304th birthday anniversary

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  • aficionada 5 years ago

    Happy birthday to one of the very greatest well known/remembered father’s of accomplishment, invention, and intellect. Your generous description of Benjamin Franklin is quite lovely. It would be nice to know which biography you preferred most to immerse yourself, Mr. Larsen.

  • DCLWolf 5 years ago

    Aficionada! I recently was immersed in Carol Van Doren's "Benjamin Franklin," which is excellent in that it is built around Franklin's own autobiography, padded and lined and propped up by Franklin's letters to all conceivable sources (the author won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for this biography). But Franklin pops up so prominently in any of the founding fathers' bios (such as the wonderful "John Adams" by David McCullough, which also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002), and almost always steals the show. One part Mark Twain, one part Stephen Hawking, and 2 parts Thomas Edison, and 6 parts complete original, Franklin has to be one of the most fascinating characters in or out of fiction, in all of history. Art et Amour Toujours, DCLWolf

  • aficionada 5 years ago

    Thank you very much for your reference. At present I hold highest esteem for John Adams and am very familiar with his bio written by David McCullough. It currently holds first place in my library of biographies. I have, however, recently become more curious about the life and depth of Benjamin Franklin and do look forward to submersing myself into the history of yet another mind of collective brilliance.

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