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Ben Franklin for Beginners (For Beginners)by Tim Ogline
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"If you would not be forgotten,
as soon as you're dead and rotten,
either write things worth reading,
or do things worth the writing."
- Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
Benjamin Franklin embodied the Great American Success Story. The quintessential polymath, he excelled - and even defined - a number of professions including printer, writer, postmaster, scientist, inventor, public citizen, politician, and diplomat.
He was a founding father of the United States. He harnessed electricity for practical use. He was the leading satirist of his day. He founded the University of Pennsylvania. He invented bifocals. He was a legendary ladies' man. He was all these things ... and so much more.
Ben Franklin For Beginners, written and illustrated by Tim E. Ogline, reveals and explains Benjamin Franklin and tells the story of role in our nation's political, scientific and cultural history with wry wit and whimsical drawings.
About the Author
Tim E. Ogline, Principal of Ogline Design in Greater Philadelphia, is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published by The Philadelphia Inquirer,The Wall Street Journal, the Utne Reader, Institutional Investor, and Philadelphia Style among others. Tim is also a Contributing Editor (and former Art Director) of the Wild River Review (an online literary and arts journal). Ogline has also been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University's prestigious Tyler School of Art.
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