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Benjamin Franklin Fan Club

from Poor Richard's moral maxims to his 13 Virtues. Benjamin Franklin is a role model for all men.

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Junto Question #1: Charity

Started by David Hawkins. Last reply by Boondocker Jan 22, 2014. 7 Replies

Junto question #2: Alternative life styles.

Started by Michael Doucette Jan 22, 2014. 0 Replies

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Started by Joseph Freeman. Last reply by Joseph Freeman Mar 9, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by James Deeds on October 23, 2011 at 8:50am

@ Jeremie...I have read both of those books.if I'm not mistaken they're by Noel B.Gerson.both amazing books.washington,I couldnt put down.Franklin was a great book full of actual history,but was a VERY long read.also,check out yankee doodle dandy and give me liberty both by Gerson.yankee doodle dandy is the story of John Hancock and give me liberty is about patrick Henry

 

Comment by Jeremie on October 19, 2010 at 6:09pm
hi gents,

I just wanted to share with all of you that I have just started a book about the "real" Ben Franklin it is full of the facts that you were never taught in school, but I am finding that is more and more the case. Just finish a book called the real George Washington by the same author it is a real eye opener.
Comment by Stephen Farrar on June 12, 2009 at 9:05am
Good deal, thanks. I was just making sure that the app didn't need the phone components to work.
Comment by Michael Luevane on June 12, 2009 at 8:51am
What's an iTouch? You mean the iPod Touch? Apps for the iPhone (that don't need phone features) should work just fine.
Comment by Stephen Farrar on June 12, 2009 at 8:49am
Would the virtues app work on an iTouch as well?
Comment by David Hawkins on June 10, 2009 at 2:36pm
After having started discussions on each of Benjamin Franklin's 13 virtues, I thought I would begin posting some of his famous almanac quotes as well as quotes from some of his other writings for discussion. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussions so far and please feel free to keep the conversations going for the old discussions as well as the new ones.
Comment by Corey on June 6, 2009 at 11:58pm
The iPhone iPod app is OK. It has Franklin's 13 virtues that you can track for a period of time and add your own virtues if you want. There is not a way to offload them into a spreadheet or database right now which is something I would have liked to have seen.
Comment by Andy Miller on May 3, 2009 at 11:04pm
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not, but iTunes has a 'Virtues' application for sale for the iPhone.
Has anyone purchased this app? Any thoughts?
 

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