The Invention of Air

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

We look at the life of J.B. Priestley, the 18th century radical thinker who discovered oxygen and founded the Unitarian Church. Steven Johnson’s new book about Priestley is The Invention of Air.

Steven Johnson will be speaking and signing books at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble tonight at 7 PM.
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Comments [1]

Leon Freilich from Park Slope

Not J.B. Priestley but Joseph Priestly.

J.B. was the 20th Century British man of letters. Among the letters that the earlier man would have disowned: J.B.

Still, a letterly faux pas.

Jan. 07 2009 12:07 PM

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