John Torrey Morse's classic biography of Benjamin Franklin, originally published in 1889 in the American Statesmen Series, is w presented as a high-quality new paperback. Quid Pro's Digitally Remastered(TM) edition removes underlines, missing parts of words, and distracting stray marks - and is presented with enhanced, clearer text. Most republications of this important and entertaining book omit pages, including even page 1 (as is obvious from a preview), and are pocked with stray handwriting. They are simply photocopies of a very used library copy, unlike the new Quid Pro version. [Although this description may appear under other publishers' books, only those with the publisher name Quid Pro, LLC (in the publisher information below) actually offer these enhanced features.] Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was America's original Renaissance Man. Most kwn as one of the country's Founding Fathers, the first Postmaster General, and a statesman, he was also an accomplished writer, printer, scientist, inventor, and musician. He was quite simply The First American. Part of the new History and Heroes Series, this much-loved book is finally available new in a legible, complete, and pleasant format.