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    • The Making of a Patriot

    • Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit 
    • By: Sheila Skemp
    • Narrated by: Catherine Dyer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the king's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though Franklin entered the room as a dutiful servant of the British crown, he left as a budding American revolutionary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Good Book

    • By Ralph on 01-05-14

    Regular price: $19.95