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Benjamin Franklin: American Statesman, Scientist, and Writer: Colonial Leaders
When he was 17 years old, Ben Franklin ran away fr

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By Bruce Fish (au); Becky Durost Fish (au); Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (ed)
Year: 1999
Pages: 80
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 0-7910-5347-4

Product Code: 1422363228

When he was 17 years old, Ben Franklin ran away from home. He wanted a better life. Soon he became a rich man; but Ben wanted to help other people. He began a fire company and a police force; he built a library. Ben found out new things about electricity; his work saved people’s lives. Then Ben tried to solve problems between England and the colonies; nothing worked. War broke out. During the war, Ben lived in France; he raised money to help pay for guns. America won the war; Ben never stopped working to make the world a better place. This is the story of how he succeeded. Full-color illustrations. Juvenile audiences.

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