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New Book Tells The Story Of A Young Benjamin Franklin

benjamin franklin engraving
Library of Congress
Benjamin Franklin engraved by T.B. Welch from the portrait by Martin in the possession of the American Philosophical Society.

When we think about this country’s Founding Fathers, we often picture them as old men.

But, a new book looks at the younger days of one of this country’s most accomplished inventors, diplomats, scientists and a number of other pursuits.

Historian Nick Bunker, the author of the new book " Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity," talked to The Show about his new book.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.