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Stealing God's Thunder

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PHILIP DRAY is the author of At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. From the Hardcover edition.


"The best study of Franklin as a scientist ever written."-Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers "Absorbing . . . There are other Franklins-the entrepreneur, the diplomat, the statesman, the architect of independence- but in Franklin the scientist, Mr. Dray may have found the happiest one of all."-The New York Times "Delightful . . . Dray offers a survey of Ben Franklin's scientific career, describing both the ridicule and glory that his experiments inspired."-The Wall Street Journal "A masterful glimpse of . . . Franklin's work [and] a captivating cultural history of Franklin's America."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[An] illuminating study . . . elegantly written."-Los Angeles Times

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