He was America's ambassador to the world, a unique individual who came to symbolize the inventiveness and industriousness of an entire nation. Benjamin Franklin's fascinating and diverse accomplishments defined him as a Renaissance man who will be forever enshrined in America's pantheon of heroes. He discovered electricity, invented the fuel-efficient Franklin Stove, and authored the still popular Poor Richard's Almanac. Most importantly, he offered wise leadership as a member of the continental Congress and ambassador to France during a young land's tumultuous drive toward freedom. The astounding story of one of the most unique, colorful and captivating figures in American history is told here through expert commentary, archival material, and Franklin's own writings.