The 100 best nonfiction books: No 75 – The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1793)
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The US founding father’s life drawn from four different manuscripts combines the affairs of revolutionary America with Franklin’s private struggles

Benjamin Franklin’s face – on banknotes, letterheads and civic documents – is an ageless icon of the American revolution, at once benign but cunning, projecting a mood that’s universal and accessible. In life, he was a great inventor (of stoves, lightning rods and bifocals); in literature, a great self-inventor. In all these guises (icon, innovator,...

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