“Bunker, a former reporter for the Financial Times and an award-winning historian, creates a vibrant, perspicacious, and well-researched portrait of a man hungry for knowledge and ambitious for financial success…. An engaging, illuminating biography of a captivating figure”

– starred review in KIRKUS REVIEWS, June 15th 2018

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“This nuanced portrait of the young Franklin captures the fugitive genius of a quintessential American”

–  starred review in BOOKLIST, August 1st 2018


“This thoroughly researched examination of the development of America’s earliest preeminent scientist and statesman will appeal to academics and popular history readers”

–   LIBRARY JOURNAL,  July 2018