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

Philip Dray

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.

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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History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Chandler

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:40:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:32:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:27:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:00:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:16:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:37