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In this shimmering work of fiction, Nicholas Christopher follows the remarkable life of Franklin 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 Flyer brings to life an American hero as unforgettable as his times.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Franklin Flyer
Author(s): Nicholas Christopher
ISBN: 0-385-33545-8 / 978-0-385-33545-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Franklin Flyer
Author(s): Nicholas Christopher
ISBN: 0-385-33661-6 / 978-0-385-33661-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Franklin Flyer
Author(s): Nicholas Christopher
Publisher: Delta
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