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Ben Franklin - Inventing America
Ben Franklin Inventing America

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Ben Franklin - First Patriot, First Citizen

He was an inventor, a scientist, a best-selling author, and a father of our country.
Born poor in Boston, Benjamin Franklin ran away from home to Philadelphia where he made his fortune before giving it all up to explore science and serve his country.
Eminent historian Thomas Fleming introduces us to this self-made man who invented the lightening rod, explored the Gulf Stream, and made the first electric battery. Ben's charm, humor, and keen understanding of human nature guided the American colonies to independence and nationhood.

"Fleming has added new depth…to a familiar subject of biographies…There are many quotations from Franklin's writings and many anecdotes and bits of information not usually included in other books…Above all, the vigor and informality of the writing make this a pleasure to read."

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Extremely popular in the 1950s and 1960s, while these are all secular titles the fact that they were written as many as fifty years ago ensures their wholesomeness, as much as any book pertaining to the lives of mortal men can be wholesome.

Publisher's Information
Author: Thomas Fleming
Pages: 192
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2007
ISBN: 9781402741432
Publisher: Sterling Point Books
Size: 5 1/2" X 8 1/4"

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Ben Franklin February 15, 2011
Reviewer: Misty Marr from Buckeye, AZ United States  
Most of us know about Ben Franklin and his many inventions.  He was a truly influential man to all of our lives.  But this book will let you get to know him as a person, to see the challenges that he faced as a young man, and to walk with him as he goes through his life.

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