The greatest statesman of his age, Benjamin Franklin was also a pioneering scientist, a successful author, the first American postmaster general, a printer and a bon vivant. In addition, he was a man of vast contradictions. This biography offers a compact and provocative portrait of America's most extraordinary patriot.
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This is an excellent biography, written about someone who is arguably one of the most important men in the history of the United States. Benjamin Franklin was a fascinating person who made incredible contributions to this country and to the world, as a scientist, author, and community organizer to statesman; to read about his many accomplishments is truly mind-boggling. Edmund Sears Morgan does a terrific job of chronicling his life and work in this very well-written book, and it is a must-read for anyone interested in gaining some perspective not only of the man, but also about U.S. and world history. This book is suitable for students in the upper grades—more advanced middle school students and definitely high school students—as well as adults
It was REALLY helpful with my book report on Ben Franklin! I'm so glad I read it, now all I have to do is hope for an A+!!!!
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