Poorer Richard's America: What Would Ben Say?
Tom Blair (Author) Tom Brokaw (Preface by)
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DescriptionFor decades, Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects--writing as Benjamin Franklin--on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the entrenched powers of special interests have made it nearly impossible for a real leader to lead. Where is a good American to turn? How about to the man who wrote this timeless observation: "A small leak will sink a great ship"? Ben is back! With his signature intelligence and wit (not to mention a good sprinkling of aphorisms both old and new), Benjamin Franklin, through Tom Blair, moves from the national deficit to Wall Street, from health care to marital bliss. The result is electrifying.
August 01, 2010
5.6 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored ""Today"" on NMC. He's been the sole anchor and managing director of ""NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw"" since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two Duponts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He is the author of the best --selling books ""The Greatest Generation"" and ""The Greatest Generation Speaks. ""He lives in New York and Montana.
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