Becoming Ben Franklin

Becoming Ben Franklin

How A Candle-maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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In 1723 Ben Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a poor and friendless seventeen-year-old who had run away from his family and an apprenticeship in Boston. Sixty-two years later he stepped ashore in nearly the same spot but was greeted by cannons, bells, and a cheering crowd, now a distinguished statesman, renowned author, and world-famous scientist. Freedman's riveting story of how a rebellious apprentice became an American icon comes in an elegantly designed book filled with art and includes a timeline, source notes, bibliography, and index
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780823423743
Branch Call Number: J 973.3092 Frank-F
Characteristics: 86 pages : illustrations (some colour), map ; 24 x 28 cm


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In 1732, Franklin arrived in Philadelphia as a run-away apprentice, alone and friendless, but returning there 62 years later, he was greeted with a cheering crowd, bells, and cannons, as a statesman, author, and scientist, and one of the leading figures of the American Revolution. Illus. with art of the era.

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