This book is an autobiography of one of America's founding fathers, detailing his life from childhood to adulthood. The author shares his journey from humble beginnings as a printer's apprentice to becoming a successful inventor, writer, businessman, and statesman. The book provides an insight into his thoughts and philosophies on various subjects such as education, self-improvement, and public service, offering a unique look at the early American history through his eyes.
The 2145th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (The College Board, an American not-for-profit organization)
- Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
- The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
- The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)