Benjamin Franklin, Genius of Kites, Flights and Voting Rights (Paperback)
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Benjamin Franklin, Genius of Kites, Flights and Voting Rights (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 30/10/2004
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This unconventional biography of Benjamin Franklin, the great American Renaissance man, explores examples of Franklin's diverse genius and accomplishments in different fields. Among the topics explored are Franklin's views on women's issues, such as disapproving of impractical hoopskirts, supporting their education, and suggesting insurance for widows and spinsters. It describes his love of a good hoax, contributions to ballooning while an ambassador in France, experiments with the famous kite, and advances in heating houses. His work with money is also covered, including methods of printing money to confuse counterfeiters, a revolutionary way of making a print of a real leaf, and his updated portrait on the present USD100 bill. Franklin's role as head of a commission to examine (and debunk) mesmerism is addressed. No stranger to controversy, this work shows how Franklin - who headed the first successful attempt to unify the colonies to create a country - is more responsible than any other for the founding of United States. The work also shows that Franklin was a leading cause of the French Revolution, providing the French with an example of a successful rebellion, lessons on how to shift power from the king, and ideas about erecting a constitutional government (in addition, he weakened the French royal treasury by extracting loans and gifts to support America).

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786419425
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 218 x 152 x 17 mm
Edition: illustrated Edition

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