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Steamboats come true : American inventors in action

Author: James Thomas Flexner
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the lives of three men, John Fitch, James Rumsey and Robert Fulton, all striving to invent the first steamboat. The author shows the pattern of their interwoven fates in this tale of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Thomas Flexner
ISBN: 0585120307 9780585120300 0823213765 9780823213764
OCLC Number: 25964106
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1944.
Description: xxii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by James Thomas Flexner.
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"The answer to the question `who invented the steamboat?' makes exceptionally good reading. Flexner recounts steps that led to the steamboat as an accomplished fact, and recreates the living Read more...

 
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