Benjamin Franklin: An Informal Portrait

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Ibooks, Feb 1, 2005 - History - 166 pages
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For many people, Benjamin Franklin remains a puzzling figure in American history. This book tells Franklin's absorbing life story. In lively and informal style, Thomas Fleming presents a well-rounded account of probably the most versatile and accomplished man of his time-his boyhood in Boston . . . his career as a newspaperman and writer . . . his scientific pursuits and inventions . . . his years as statesman and diplomat . . . through his still productive old age until his death at 84. In Benjamin Franklin, Fleming not only gives a perceptive portrait of an extraordinary man, but he provides a rare glimpse into the forces that shaped the birth of a new nation.

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Fleming’s Ben Franklin: Inventing America details the life and times of a man most influential to the shaping of America. Franklin was a man of many talents, boundless energy, and curiosity worthy of ... Read full review

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Thomas Fleming is the author of more than forty books, including The New Dealers' War, Duel and Liberty! The American Revolution, as well as best-selling novels about America's war experience such as Time and Tide and The Officers' Wives. Fleming is a frequent guest on and contributor to NPR, PBS, A&E, and the History Channel. He lives in New York City and Westbrook, Connecticut.

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