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Stealing God's thunder : Benjamin Franklin's lighning rod and the invention of America

Author: Philip Dray; David Chandler, actor.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franklin, more often viewed as a statesman and founding father, was also a man of science. Among his many inventions, it was the lightning rod--Franlkin's attempt to control the electricity of the heavens--that caused the greatest controversy. In a time where everything from weather to illness was blamed on sin, his device brought questions: "Did humanity have the right to defend itself ...? If so, how was such a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dray; David Chandler, actor.
ISBN: 1419361791 9781419361791
OCLC Number: 63267214
Notes: In container (22 cm.).
Title from container.
"Unabridged"--Container.
Performer(s): Narrated by David Chandler.
Description: 7 audiocassettes (9 hr., 30 min.) : analog.
Responsibility: Philip Dray.

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Franklin, more often viewed as a statesman and founding father, was also a man of science. Among his many inventions, it was the lightning rod--Franlkin's attempt to control the electricity of the heavens--that caused the greatest controversy. In a time where everything from weather to illness was blamed on sin, his device brought questions: "Did humanity have the right to defend itself ...? If so, how was such a new insight ... to be assimilated [with] faith?"

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