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Stealing God's Thunder - Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America

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Award-winning author Philip Dray delves into the lesser-known side of an American icon in Stealing God’s Thunder. Benjamin Franklin, more often viewed as a statesman and founding father than as a man of science, challenged religion, science, and reason with his inventions. But in a time when everything was blamed on sin, it was the lightning rod— Franklin’s attempt to control the heavens—that caused the greatest controversy.
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