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Benjamin Franklin: Lives and Legacies
The youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benja

Our Price: $18.00
By Edwin S. Gaustad (au)
Year: 2006
Pages: 143
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 195305353

Product Code: 1422393267

The youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become “the greatest man & ornament of his age.” In this short, engaging biography, historian Gaustad offers a marvelous portrait of this towering colonial figure, illuminating Franklin’s character & personality. Here is truly one of the most extraordinary lives imaginable, a man who, with only two years of formal education, became a printer, publisher, postmaster, philosopher, world-class scientist & inventor, statesman, musician, & abolitionist. Gaustad presents a chronological account of all these accomplishments, delightfully spiced with quotations from Franklin’s own extensive writings. Illustrations.

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