Benjamin Franklin spent a great deal of time in London as a statesman for the Colonies. He also served many roles at home including those as scientist, printer and philosopher.
He worked tirelessly for the freedom of the colonies, while retaining a connection to England. He felt that the two should maintain an inseparable bond.
His life in London included his time while young then diplomat then agent. In the last roles he represented the colonies in Parliament and at Court. Through discords, Franklin was able to keep his head.
In 1775, he realized his dream of an agreement was not to be. This lead to his ending relationships with friends and his son.
Anyone who is interested in American History, Franklin or of this time period would appreciate this book, as I did.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Yale University in exchange for my honest review.