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Bolt of fate : Benjamin Franklin and his electric kite hoax

Author: Tom Tucker
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Argues that Franklin's kite experiment never took place and that it was a scientific hoax that grew to legendary proportions and may have affected the outcome of the American Revolution.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Tucker
ISBN: 1891620703 9781891620706 1586482947 9781586482947
OCLC Number: 51763922
Description: xx, 297 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The Hand --
Part 2 The Virtuoso --
Part 3 Citizen of the World --
Part 4 Household God.
Responsibility: Tom Tucker.

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Argues that Franklin's kite experiment never took place and that it was a scientific hoax that grew to legendary proportions and may have affected the outcome of the American Revolution.

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