A BiographyBook - 1983
This fully documented account of the Ôfirst American' gives a detailed and lively picture of the writer who invented the lightning conductor; the politician who spent years as emissary in London trying to prevent the American War of Independence; the statesman who, when war came, served as the U.S. representative in Paris, intriguing for French aid and American victory. Distinguished historian and biographer Ronald Clark unravels the story of the successful printer and publisher whose electrical research brought him membership of the Royal Society, whose lobbying work played a part in the repeal of the notorious Stamp Act -- one of the founding Fathers of the U.S. and the author and printer of "Poor Richard's Almanack." Illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1983.
Branch Call Number: LPLB84178
Characteristics: viii, 530 p.,  leaves of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.