Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet

Working with Mariner/HarperCollins on the design of my forthcoming book has been a dream. You can see the cover here. The endpapers will reproduce pages from Franklin’s will, the first time since their 1790 filing that they have been allowed to be reproduced in print. Thanks to the Philadelphia Register of Wills for granting permission. This act of grace almost makes up for the Eagles’ defeat of the Vikings in the NFC title game . . . Almost. It still hurts.