The Making of a Patriot
Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit
By Sheila L. Skemp
(Oxford University Press, USA, Hardcover, 9780195386578, 184pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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The Making of a Patriot sheds light on the conspiratorial framework within which actors on both sides of the Atlantic moved toward revolution. It highlights how this event ultimately pitted Franklin against his son, suggesting that the Revolution was, in no small part, also a civil war.