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Author Dash, Joan.
Title A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat / Joan Dash ; pictures by Duan Petrii.
Publisher New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition 1st ed.


LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Central Youth  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 East Lake Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 North Birmingham Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 Smithfield Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 SpringvilleRoadJuv  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 Titusville Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 West End Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF

Description 246 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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
9780374306694
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.
Add Author Petrii, Duan.
Description 246 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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
9780374306694
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.
Add Author Petrii, Duan.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Central Youth  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 East Lake Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 North Birmingham Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 Smithfield Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 SpringvilleRoadJuv  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 Titusville Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF
 West End Juvenile  B Franklin 2006    CHECK SHELF

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