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A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat (Frances Foster Books)
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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 AmericaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s first foreign diplomat, later helping to enlist FranceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“a dangerous Engine,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â 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 thinkerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s life.
From the author and illustrator of The Longitude Prize, a RobertÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â F. Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Boston GlobeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€ÂœHorn Book Award, comes another story of adventure and invention, of one manÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s curiosity and the extraordinary rewards of his discoveries, just in time to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth (January 17, 1706).
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