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Ben Franklin Of Old Phila : Landmark books - Margaret Cousins

Ben Franklin Of Old Phila

Landmark books

Paperback

Published: 27th January 2004
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his "Poor Richard's Almanac," Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.

As a sympathetic, conversational account of Benjamin Franklin's life, this is a lively catalog of his remarkable inventions as well as an appraisal of his stature as an editor and statesman. Shifting from well-paced narrative to exposition, a deep and intimate interest in Franklin's personality emerges as the author writes of his boyhood quarrels with his tyrant brother James, his decision to come to Philadelphia and the eventual opening of his own printing shop, the insatiable curiosity about his surroundings that led him to improve the police, fire prevention and street lighting systems, to invent a stove, a the welfare of others and of his country which in turn made him most loved and most successful as an American statesman- foreign and domestic. But dwelling for example, on the antagonisms against Franklin incurred in England during his negotiations for the repeal of the Stamp Act, this is more than a simple eulogy and gives the sense of Revolutionary urgency and deeds as molded by and in turn molding Franklin's warm personality. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780394849287
ISBN-10: 0394849280
Series: Landmark books
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 27th January 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1