A classic biography of Benjamin Franklin for young readers in a new, illustrated edition.
Benjamin Franklin was a true American original -- an accomplished scientist, athlete, inventor, writer, statesman, diplomat, printer, and philosopher. This classic biography by eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Fleming paints a lively portrait of Franklin, a self-made man blessed with talent and immense curiosity about the world around him. With charm, humor, and a keen understanding of human nature, Franklin guided the American colonies to independence and nationhood. His remarkable career will inspire readers of all ages.
Thomas Fleming is an eminent historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author of more than 40 books. He is the only author ever to have won main selections for the Book-of-the-Month Club in both fiction and nonfiction categories.