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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