Stealing God's Thunder

Stealing God's Thunder

Benjamin Franklin's Lighning Rod and the Invention of America

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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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?"
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781449894146
Characteristics: 1 sound file (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Chandler, David 1950-

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