The Mentor: Benjamin Franklin


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This is Vol. 6, No. 7, Serial No. 155 of The Mentor, published May 15, 1918. Benjamin Franklin was one of the leading figures of the 18th century and a founding father of the United States. His interests and accomplishments were broad and varied. Franklin is known as a brilliant inventor and a leading author, politician, diplomat, scientist, postmaster, and an influential printer in Philadelphia. These short vignettes for The Mentor magazine cover many of aspects of Franklin’s amazing life and career. - Summary by Larry Wilson (1 hr 17 min)

Chapters

The Whistle 4:10 Read by John Doherty
Benjamin Franklin - His Life 6:32 Read by David Lodes
Benjamin Franklin - The Man 7:23 Read by John Doherty
Benjamin Franklin - As Politician and Diplomat 4:42 Read by John Doherty
Benjamin Franklin - As Scientist 6:55 Read by mhaudio
Benjamin Franklin - As Man of Letters 6:26 Read by mhaudio
Benjamin Franklin - As Printer 7:20 Read by mhaudio
Franklin in Massachusetts 3:28 Read by Larry Wilson
Franklin as a Pennsylvanian - Part I 7:26 Read by John Doherty
Franklin as a Pennsylvanian - Part II 5:50 Read by John Doherty
Franklin in the Revolution, Franklin as a Diplomat 5:25 Read by John Doherty
Franklin in the Federal Convention 3:55 Read by John Doherty
The Open Letter 5:38 Read by John Doherty
Daylight Saving Franklin's Idea 2:30 Read by Larry Wilson