Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin – Gene Barretta (Haverford)
The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they’ve stood the test of time. What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you’d set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals-all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin’s genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.