Ben Franklin: Inventing America (Sterling Point Books Series)

Ben Franklin: Inventing America (Sterling Point Books Series)

by Thomas Fleming


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Perhaps more than even Washington, Jefferson, or Adams, Ben Franklin is the Founding Father who best exemplifies the authentic American spirit and values. Eminent historian Thomas Fleming paints a lively portrait of this self-made man blessed with a wealth of talents: a best-selling author, the most important newspaper publisher in America, and a world-renowned scientist and inventor before he took on the task of becoming the true “Father” of American independence. Fleming’s remarkable story of how Franklin worked behind the scenes to ensure the success of the American Revolution will inspire readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402741432
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Sterling Point Books Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 787,096
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The Apprentice     1
The Runaway     9
The Swimming Instructor     17
The Newspaperman     26
First Citizen of Philadelphia     33
Scientist and Inventor     39
The Postmaster     48
Father     55
Frontiersman     60
Spokesman for Philadelphia     68
Persuader of Parliament     77
Agent     84
The Joker     94
The Revolutionary     102
Divided Family     112
Hanging Together-or Separately     123
Extraordinary Diplomat     134
Peace Negotiator     145
Unifier     157
Index     165
About the Author     179

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This is a very well-written biography. The good writing ultimately makes Ben more interesting to hard-to-please middle-graders. My daughter initially wanted to select the biography with more pictures, but when I had her read the first few pages of both she decided on this book. Parents will enjoy reading it, too!