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Who Was Ben Franklin


Author : Dennis Brindell Fradin
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2002-02-18


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Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Benjamin Franklin


Author : Edmund Sears Morgan
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2003


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Draws on Franklin's extensive writings to provide a portrait of the statesman, inventor, and Founding Father.

What S So Great About Benjamin Franklin


Author : Sam Rogers
language : en
Publisher: KidLit-O Press
Release Date : 2014-01-28


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Benjamin Franklin was born in extraordinary times. The people of the thirteen colonies were considering rebelling against their English masters, and each person would be forced to choose where they would stand on the issue of independence. The young nation would need brave men and women to stand up to tyranny and take the lead, helping others on the path to liberty and freedom. You may know Franklin’s name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?" This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of Benjamin Franklin.

The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin


Author : Gordon S. Wood
language : en
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date : 2005-05-31


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From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic—and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes—comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious. In place of the genial polymath, self-improver, and quintessential American, Gordon S. Wood reveals a figure much more ambiguous and complex—and much more interesting. Charting the passage of Franklin’s life and reputation from relative popular indifference (his death, while the occasion for mass mourning in France, was widely ignored in America) to posthumous glory, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin sheds invaluable light on the emergence of our country’s idea of itself.

The Works Of Benjamin Franklin


Author : Benjamin Franklin
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1882


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A Great Improvisation


Author : Stacy Schiff
language : en
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date : 2006-01-10


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In this dazzling work of history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Benjamin Franklin to France for the crowning achievement of his career In December of 1776 a small boat delivered an old man to France." So begins an enthralling narrative account of how Benjamin Franklin--seventy years old, without any diplomatic training, and possessed of the most rudimentary French--convinced France, an absolute monarchy, to underwrite America's experiment in democracy. When Franklin stepped onto French soil, he well understood he was embarking on the greatest gamble of his career. By virtue of fame, charisma, and ingenuity, Franklin outmaneuvered British spies, French informers, and hostile colleagues; engineered the Franco-American alliance of 1778; and helped to negotiate the peace of 1783. The eight-year French mission stands not only as Franklin's most vital service to his country but as the most revealing of the man. In A Great Improvisation, Stacy Schiff draws from new and little-known sources to illuminate the least-explored part of Franklin's life. Here is an unfamiliar, unforgettable chapter of the Revolution, a rousing tale of American infighting, and the treacherous backroom dealings at Versailles that would propel George Washington from near decimation at Valley Forge to victory at Yorktown. From these pages emerge a particularly human and yet fiercely determined Founding Father, as well as a profound sense of how fragile, improvisational, and international was our country's bid for independence.

Benjamin Franklin


Author : Brenda Haugen
language : en
Publisher: Capstone
Release Date : 2005-01-01


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Covers the life of the Massachusetts native whose many roles, publisher, scientist, diplomat and others, brought important ideas to the making of the United States of America. Includes sidebars, timeline, primary source notes, and glossary.