Benjamin Franklin

Words of Wisdom from America’s shrewdest observer of mankind and its ways. Includes: Choice of a Mistres; Reflections on Love and Marriage; Treaty with a Lady Polly Baker;...

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The Aspern Papers

The unnamed narrator of Henry James’ novella is an editor and literary critic obsessed with the life and work of Jeffrey Aspern, a long-deceased American poet, who died at an...

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Common Sense

“When my country, into which I had just set foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir,” wrote Paine. This pamphlet, which he had published in 1776, put into...

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Andersonville Diary

John Ransom was a young Union soldier when he was captured by Confederate forces and taken to Andersonville, the worst of the brutal Civil War prison camps. Insightful,...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

“From the poverty and obscurity in which I was born I have raised myself up.” In his own words Benjamin Franklin steps off the pages of history, brimming with candor, bright...

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The Republic: Book VII

"Behold! Human beings living in an underground den. Like ourselves, they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of...

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Benjamin Franklin

He was a publisher, printer, scientist and inventor, but Ben Franklin’s greatest success lay in his work as a diplomat. In this unique recording of his account of his...

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