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Noble obsession : Charles Goodyear, Thomas Hancock, and the race to unlock the greatest industrial secret of the nineteenth century

Author: Charles Slack
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the 1830s endeavors of Charles Goodyear to reinvent rubber into a usable substance, at the risk of his own life and the lives of his family, and how money hunters and competitor Thomas Hancock ultimately robbed him of fame and fortune.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slack, Charles.
Noble obsession.
New York : Hyperion, ©2002
(OCoLC)606935417
Named Person: Charles Goodyear; Thomas Hancock; Charles Goodyear; Thomas Hancock; Charles 1800-1860 Goodyear; Thomas Hancock; Charles Goodyear; Thomas Hancock
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Slack
ISBN: 0786867892 9780786867899 0786888563 9780786888566
OCLC Number: 49942707
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: This Ship of Air --
A High Purpose --
False Glories --
Hancock and the British Machine --
Woburn --
Breakthrough --
In the Darkest Hours --
The Dastardly Horace Day --
To the Victor --
Struggles of Another Sort --
Webster, Choate, and a Sleepwalking Murderer --
Black Dan Speaks --
Goodyear in Europe --
Fame and Sadness --
Last Rites and Wrongs --
A World Made of Rubber.
Responsibility: Charles Slack.
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Traces the 1830s endeavors of Charles Goodyear to reinvent rubber into a usable substance, at the risk of his own life and the lives of his family, and how money hunters and competitor Thomas Hancock ultimately robbed him of fame and fortune.

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