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Author Dash, Joan.
Title A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat / Joan Dash ; pictures by Dušan Petričić.
Imprint New York : Frances Foster Books, 2006.
Edition First edition.

Author Dash, Joan.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. -- Juvenile literature.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Printers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1775-1783 -- Juvenile literature.
Alt Name Petričić, Dušan.
Description 246 pages: illustrations ; 21 cm
age Children lcdgt
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-240) and index.
Summary At the time of his famous kite experiment, Benjamin Franklin was unaware that his theories about electricity had already made him a celebrity all over Europe, especially in France, where fashionable circles loved to discuss scientific discovery. Admired by the French court and beloved by French citizens, Franklin effectively became America's first foreign diplomat, later helping to enlist France's military and financial support for the American Revolution. 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. Handsome pen-and-ink drawings highlight moments in this revolutionary thinker's life.
ISBN 0374306699
OCLC # 57002721

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