Benjamin Franklin: Classics Illustrated #65

Benjamin Franklin: Classics Illustrated #65

by Benjamin Franklin, William B. Jones
     
 

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, 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

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, 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. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.

Editorial Reviews

Science

By judiciously selecting from [a] vast potpourri of materials, Wright has created a single, manageable work that functions as the penultimate introduction to Franklin in all his guises...Any person seeking to know Franklin the man, the scientist, the printer, and the patriot could not find a better introduction.
— Donald McGraw

New York Review of Books

Wright has chosen passages that reveal Franklin's daily life and public career, his wit and wisdom, and Wright gives continuity to them with brief introductions and comments.
— Edmund S. Morgan

Christian Science Monitor

This book...allows one to become much better acquainted with the enduring Mr. Franklin. And that is a delight.
— Keith Henderson

New York Review of Books - Edmund S. Morgan
Wright has chosen passages that reveal Franklin's daily life and public career, his wit and wisdom, and Wright gives continuity to them with brief introductions and comments.
Christian Science Monitor - Keith Henderson
This book...allows one to become much better acquainted with the enduring Mr. Franklin. And that is a delight.
Science - Donald McGraw
By judiciously selecting from [a] vast potpourri of materials, Wright has created a single, manageable work that functions as the penultimate introduction to Franklin in all his guises...Any person seeking to know Franklin the man, the scientist, the printer, and the patriot could not find a better introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620280744
Publisher:
Trajectory, Inc.
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Series:
Classics Illustrated , #65
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
38 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Esmond Wright is Professor of History, Emeritus, University of London.

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