Guides and Materials About Mr. Franklin
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Ben Across the Curriculum
Essay Contest
Essay Contest


Brame, Brandon and Deborah Jean Warner. Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).

Brands, H.W. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. (New York: Doubleday, 2000).

Cohen, I Bernard. Benjamin Franklin's Science. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990).

Dray, Philip. Stealing God's Thunder: Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America. (New York: Random House, 2005)

Finger, Stanley. Dr. Franklin's Medicine. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)

Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Various publishers and dates.

Franklin, Benjamin. Franklin: Writings, edited by J.A. Leo Lemay. (New York: The Library of America, 1987).

Isaacson, Walter. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003).

Japiske, Carl, Editor. Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School. (Columbus: Enthea Press, 1990).

Lemay, J.A. Leo. The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volumes 1 and 2. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.)

Lemay, J.A. Leo, ed. Reappraising Benjamin Franklin: A Bicentennial Perspective. (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1993).

Lopez, Claude-Anne. Mon Cher Papa: Franklin and the Ladies of Paris. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966).

Lopez, Claude-Anne. My Life with Benjamin Franklin. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000).

Lopez, Claude-Anne and Herbert, Eugenia W. The Private Franklin: The Man and His Family. (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1975).

Middlekauff , Robert. Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).

Miller, William C. (1974). Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Printing 1728-1766: A Descriptive Bibliography. Philadelphia, PA. The American Philosophical Society.

Morgan, Edmund S. Benjamin Franklin. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002).

Talbott, Page, ed. Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005).

Schiff, Stacey. A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America. (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2005).

Van Doren, Carl. Benjamin Franklin. (New York: Viking Press, 1938).


Lawson, Robert. Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amos. 1939.

Aliki. The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin. (New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1988).

Fritz, Jean. What's The Big Idea, Ben Franklin? (New York: Coward-McCann, 1976). Terms of Use Credits