Founding father Benjamin Franklin’s interests included science, travel, philosophy, inventing, diplomacy, literature, social life, and, of course, politics. History professor H.W. Brands’ new biography depicts Franklin’s role in all these spheres and his immense influence on the birth of the United States.

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  • H.W. Brands author and history professor

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