Friday, 29 June 2012

Of Being Benjamin Franklin

I'm reading Benjamin Franklin's autobiography at the moment. It reads really well - if a little dated - although it was written getting on for 300 years ago so I guess he can be forgiven for his stilted language and phrases.
He was clearly a fascinating man succeeding as a printer, scientist and politician as well as surviving both the French and Indian Wars.Popularly known as "the wisest American" it's easy to see why. I always wondered who the guy was on the 100 dollar bill (not that I've owned many) and now I guess I know.

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