Rain Salesman

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In God of Rain, Nate DiMeo tells the story about Charlie Hatfield who started as a sewing machine salesman and became a rain salesman. Hatfield never stated he could make it rain, but he did claim he could coax moisture out of clouds with his towers of chemicals. This riveting story climaxes with the disastrous San Diego flood of 1916 and an intriguing example of correlation versus causation, not to mention customer satisfaction.