His is one of the most famous faces in our history. We see his image on coins, notes, souvenirs, and logos. But how well do we know Benjamin Franklin, famous politician, statesman, writer, activist, and inventor? Take a fresh look at the man behind the genius. Find out the real story behind this legendary founding father, and discover how Franklin's shrewd and farsighted intellect helped shape America into a modern model of democracy.
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