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Two Classics of the American Spirit on Audio for the First Time

Just in time to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth, the brilliance of founding father Benjamin Franklin, a man ahead of his time in science, publishing, political activism and diplomacy, is revealed in two timeless classics that are as relevant today as they were when originally published.

In this unique audio set are two of Franklin’s most influential works, The Way to Wealth and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Gildan Media; August 2006; Unabridged 6 CDs).

The Way to Wealth, originally a preface to the 1758 edition of Franklin’s beloved Poor Richard’s Almanack, presents a brief fable of a local wise man, Father Abraham, quoting Poor Richard to an eager crowd. In this inspiring tale, Franklin steps out of the past and shares with you his famed maxims about wealth, knowledge, virtue and all other elements of business success.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin offers Franklin’s life story—at least the first few decades, as he died without finishing it—as he tries to identify and develop a formula for personal success. Included is the popular ‘Art of Virtue,’ in which Franklin lists the 13 qualities he hoped to possess.

An early and influential advocate of the idea that any of us can create in ourselves the greatness to which we aspire, Franklin speaks across the centuries to listeners as clearly and practically as ever.

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About the Audio:

Wealth and Wisdom

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Format: 6 CD/7 hours

Price: $19.98 (US) / $26.98 (CAN)

ISBN: 1-59659-045-9

Published August 2006

Gildan Audio, a division of Gildan Media


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