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Weekend Reading

The employees at Telesian do a lot of reading. In many cases, you'll find our noses buried in the latest technology book. But once in awhile we find a little time on the weekend to read something outside the scope of business.

Shari's family adores history. So when they recently found themselves in Philadelphia, they couldn't help but immerse themselves in the Historic District ... and in the great bookstore at Constitution Hall. Here's one of the many treasures they dug up.

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Publisher, scientist, inventor, politician, philosopher of "the middling class" ... Founding Father Benjamin Franklin led a fuller life than most. He left home at age 17 to escape a demeaning, futureless apprenticeship with his brother. He settled in Philly and unleashed his engaging personality, first in print, then in local community groups. Franklin's reputation flourished after his early retirement when he threw himself into science, then politics, then diplomacy. It was a whirlwind ride that author Isaacson has done a superb job narrating. An enjoyable read, similar in style to David McCullough's John Adams.

(Simon & Schuster, 2003)