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Becoming Ben Franklin


Author: Russell  FREEDMAN
Publisher: Holiday House
Subject/Category:  5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2014
ISBN: 9780823423743
Review: Ben Franklin started his life as the fifteenth son of a candle-maker. Coming from a poor family, he became an apprentice to an older brother as a printer. His older brother was not kind to Ben so, at age 17, he ran away to Philadelphia where, through a series of positions and breaks, he became a wealthy politician. Freedman’s biography of Ben Franklin is both comprehensive and interesting.

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