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American Eden : David Hosack, botany, and medicine in the garden of the early republic

Author: Victoria Johnson
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The untold story of Hamilton's--and Burr's--personal physician, whose dream to build America's first botanical garden inspired the young Republic.--As historian Victoria Johnson reveals in her groundbreaking biography, Hosack was one of the few points the duelists did agree on. Summoned that morning because of his role as the beloved Hamilton family doctor, he was also a close friend of Burr. A brilliant surgeon and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Johnson, Victoria, 1969-
American Eden.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
(DLC) 2018002489
(OCoLC)1005117933
Named Person: David Hosack; David Hosack
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Johnson
ISBN: 9781631494208 1631494201
OCLC Number: 1034985409
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2019
Description: 1 online resource (x, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Responsibility: Victoria Johnson.

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The untold story of Hamilton's-and Burr's-physician whose dream to build America's first botanical garden inspired the young Republic.  Read more...

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"American Eden's many glimpses of the swamps, meadows, fields and flora lying beneath the city, meticulously mapped, are among its greatest pleasures." -- Times Literary Supplement "Victoria Johnson Read more...

 
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