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Benjamin Franklin: Revolutionary Inventor (Sterling Biographies)
What do libraries, streetlights, and fire stations have in common? What about bifocal lenses and the odometer? Sayings like “haste makes waste?” Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents: a scientist who experimented with electricity; a diplomat who served as envoy to France and negotiated peace with England; a mapmaker, printer, and writer famous for his Poor Richard’s...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Sterling
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The biography of Benjamin Franklin is increadably informational as well as inspirational. Despite growing up with 17 brohters and sisters, and not having a lot of money, Benjamin Franklin went out and acomplished the most he could. He opened up a printing business, had nearly 1,000 patents, and was a major factor in the Revelutionary War against Great Britin. This book is very imformitive and at the same time very interesting. This story is very inspiring to work harder and accomplish more. The...more
Apr 01, 2010 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars
I wanted to compare this to the Childhood of Famous Americans series I read as a child. This is very different - real info, not so much a made up story as the CFA series - and lots of illustrations/photos. Franklin's "foibles" were mentioned and explained, which I thought was interesting considering the younger audience. I liked this book and would recommend it.