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Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin and His Fabulous Kite
Bolt of Fate Benjamin Franklin and His Fabulous Kite
Author: Tom Tucker
Now in paperback: "This is Franklin unmasked" (The New Yorker) Benjamin Franklin flying his electric kite is one of the most celebrated images of any Founding Father's life. Yet, as Tom Tucker argues convincingly in Bolt of Fate, the kite may never have existed and that, oddly enough, its absence tells us more about Franklin than i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781586482947
ISBN-10: 1586482947
Publication Date: 2/23/2005
Pages: 297
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Publisher: PublicAffairs
Book Type: Paperback
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A good book. I expected that the author would breathe more life into Franklin, but for me he did not. It was written in an extremely technical manner with regard to the electical experiments and the correspondance between characters. Not as lively as I was hoping it would be. Doesn't make it a bad book, just not my favorite...


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