Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Benjamin Franklin
Annotation:An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.
Annotation:Benjamin Franklin devised armonicas and bifocals, helped bring us the Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence, experimented with electricity and invented the Franklin stove. He amassed enough noteworthy accomplishments to cover the entire alphabet from A to Z.
Annotation:The author brings together 18th century etchings, artifacts, and quotations to create the effect of a scrapbook of the life of Benjamin Franklin.
Annotation:Discover the rich story of one of America's most celebrated Founding Fathers. Features his original writings and hands-on activities from his era, a time line, glossary, Web and travel resources, and reading list for further study.
Annotation: A father of the revolution and a signer of the Constitution, Franklin was a lightning rod in political circles - "a dangerous Engine," according to a critic. And although he devoted the last twenty-five years of his life to affairs of state, his first love was always science.
Annotation:This engaging book reveals Benjamin Franklin's human side; his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States.
Annotation:No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than anyone, helped to create.