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Stealing God's thunder

Author: Philip Dray; David Chandler
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : 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
ISBN: 1419361813 9781419361814
OCLC Number: 63267130
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Narrated by David Chandler.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by 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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