Kevin Trowbridge

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Book Review, the Portable Benjamin Franklin

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A surprisingly challenging book and, just respect, mad respect. All hail B. Franklin, Printer of Philadelphia!

My new favorite: Dialogue Between Franklin and the Gout.

Every time I think I know everything about him, I learn something new. For example, did you know that Benjamin Franklin loved swimming, that he was a leader in swimming education, and that he invented kiteboarding? He chased a whirlwind on his horse until a tree fell nearby “alerting him of the danger.” He invented Daylight Savings Time? He exchanged letters with David Hume? It just goes on and on.

A huge blast of life radiates from these writings, 300 years after their composition.

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