Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Franklin, the Lightning Rod Known Round the World

Book review in the New York Times by By WILLIAM GRIMES Published: August 16, 2005.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

STEALING GOD'S THUNDER
Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
By Philip Dray

Unlike many of his European counterparts, Franklin showed a distinctly American obsession with practicality and efficiency. As a child he suggested to his father that if all the meat being salted for the winter meals were blessed at once, it would not be necessary to say grace at each meal, resulting in "a vast saving of time."


I like Ben!

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

I like Ben, too.