(1706 - 1790)
Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of the United States, and a leading author.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1916)
His own account of his life by one of the foremost founders of the United States. Read for free online at Project Gutenberg.
A Bird in the Hand: Sayings From Poor Richard’s Almanac (1951)
A collection of Ben Franklin’s most well known sayings.
Read online at archive.org.