Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren

This biography provides a comprehensive look at the life of Benjamin Franklin, a prominent figure in American history. The book delves into Franklin's diverse roles as a writer, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and statesman, providing a detailed account of his significant contributions, from his experiments with electricity to his role in drafting the U.S. Constitution. It offers a balanced portrayal of Franklin, highlighting not only his accomplishments but also his flaws and contradictions.

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