Benjamin Franklin’s Principles for Freedom and Flourishing
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Benjamin Franklin’s life story is a testament to the fact that free men may rise as high as their ambition will take them. His inventions include not only useful gadgets and live-saving devices but also the genre of self-development nonfiction. With only two years of formal schooling, he managed to become one of the greatest scientists of his age and one of the greatest statesmen in history. Jon Hersey spotlights the principles of freedom and flourishing that we can learn from “the First American” and apply in our own lives today.


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