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In this shimmering work of fiction, Nicholas Christopher follows the remarkable life of Franklin Flyer–a restless young inventor named after the train on which he was born–through the tumultuous years of the Great Depression, into the Second World War.

Raised by his suffragette aunt, at various times a vagabond and tycoon, Franklin travels across the U.S.A and around the globe, seeking adventure and enlightenment, charting his fate by pursuing the unexpected.

He encounters a glittering cast of characters: among them Rita Hayworth, Josephine Baker, OSS founder “Wild Bill” Donovan, and a host of political zealots, opportunists, and dreamers thrown together in a world on the brink of collapse.

With each new invention–devices that help to revolutionize everything from early television to the technology with which the Allies respond to the Axis powers–Franklin makes his mark. Gaining fame and fortune, he also suffers terrible heartbreak, and through numerous transformations discovers that a man’s own life is truly his most difficult, and rewarding, invention.

A brisk, vivid blend of history and imagination, Franklin Flyer brings to life an American hero as unforgettable as his times.

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Synopsis:

During the 1930s and 1940s, Franklin Flyer, a peripatetic young inventor, travesl the country and the globe, encountering such colorful historical figures as Josephine Baker, Rita Hayworth, and OSS founder "Wild Bill" Donovan and transforming a world on the brink with his revolutionary inventions, suffering heartbreak, and encountering a host of adventures along the way. Reprint.

About the Author

NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER is the author of three previous novels, The Soloist, Veronica, and A Trip to the Stars, seven books of poetry, and a book about film noir, Somewhere in the Night. He lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307485090
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Author:
Christopher, Nicholas
Author:
Nicholas, Christopher
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030304
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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"Synopsis" by , During the 1930s and 1940s, Franklin Flyer, a peripatetic young inventor, travesl the country and the globe, encountering such colorful historical figures as Josephine Baker, Rita Hayworth, and OSS founder "Wild Bill" Donovan and transforming a world on the brink with his revolutionary inventions, suffering heartbreak, and encountering a host of adventures along the way. Reprint.
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