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Benjamin Franklin: Inventing America
Edwin S. Gaustad (au)
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Chronicles the life story & many accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, the fascinating & entertaining man & exemplary citizen of the U.S. Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a teenager with little more than 3 loaves of bread under his arm. With only two years of grammar school educ., Franklin became, among other things, a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, scientist, inventor, statesman, musician, & abolitionist. As a loyal patriot, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence. He is also known for his witty sayings in “Poor Richard’s Almanac”; experiments with lightning & invention of the lightning rod; organizing the first volunteer fire co.; & inventing the Franklin stove, paved streets, bifocals, & daylight savings time -- all still in use today. Illus.
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