National Press Club

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning

November 12, 2003

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

Ms. Schanzer talked about her How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning], published by HarperCollins. It is a picture-book overview of Benjamin Franklin's various inventions and scientific experiments, focusing on his discovery of lightning's electric power. The book summarizes many of Franklin's achievements as inventor, statesman, author, entrepreneur, activist, community leader and musician-with artwork in colored dyes and ink line depicting an ebullient Franklin.