Benjamin Franklin: Daring the Lightning

Benjamin Franklin: Daring the Lightning

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by Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra
     
 
Benjamin Franklin - a printer by trade and an inventor, politician, diplomat, and scientist by fame � had a hand, mind, and heart in the shaping of the United States. One of seventeen children of a Boston candlemaker, he had only one year of formal schooling. This short-form book by historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra tells the story of the extraordinary

Overview

Benjamin Franklin - a printer by trade and an inventor, politician, diplomat, and scientist by fame � had a hand, mind, and heart in the shaping of the United States. One of seventeen children of a Boston candlemaker, he had only one year of formal schooling. This short-form book by historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra tells the story of the extraordinary man whose electric personality still lights the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015702675
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
05/09/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
598,462
File size:
229 KB

Meet the Author

After a successful career as an investigative journalist, Willard Sterne Randall pursued advanced studies in history at Princeton University. Biographer of Benjamin and William Franklin, of Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Ethan Allen, he has taught American history at John Cabot University in Rome and at the University of Vermont and Champlain College, where he was Distinguished Scholar in History and a Professor. He is a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and American Heritage.

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