Ageless Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Ageless Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

by Cedric Kelly
     
 

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A notedpolymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and… See more details below

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A notedpolymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.

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ISBN-13:
2940013007352
Publisher:
Cherry Lane Ebooks
Publication date:
09/06/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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606,281
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