Franklin flyer

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Publisher:
Dial Press,
Pub. Date:
[2002]
Language:
English
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In this shimmering work of fiction, Nicholas Christopher follows the remarkable life ofFranklin Flyer--a restless young inventor named after the train on which he was born--through the tumultuous years of the Great Depression, into the Second World War. Raised by his suffragette aunt, at various times a vagabond and tycoon, Franklin travels across the U.S.A and around the globe, seeking adventure and enlightenment, charting his fate by pursuing the unexpected. He encounters a glittering cast of characters: among them Rita Hayworth, Josephine Baker, OSS founder "Wild Bill" Donovan, and a host of political zealots, opportunists, and dreamers thrown together in a world on the brink of collapse. With each new invention--devices that help to revolutionize everything from early television to the technology with which the Allies respond to the Axis powers--Franklin makes his mark. Gaining fame and fortune, he also suffers terrible heartbreak, and through numerous transformations discovers that a man's own life is truly his most difficult, and rewarding, invention. A brisk, vivid blend of history and imagination,Franklin Flyerbrings to life an American hero as unforgettable as his times. From the Hardcover edition.
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