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Author Sutcliffe, Andrea J.

Title Steam : the untold story of America's first great invention / Andrea Sutcliffe.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  623.872209 Su83s 2004    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-260) and index.
Contents Stream-boats and steamboats -- A ridiculous idea -- Brother saintmakers -- The war of the pamphlets -- The Columbian maid -- Lord High Admirals of the Delaware -- The first and true inventor -- "All further progress is in vain" -- Leeches and sharks -- Mother clay -- The French connection -- Steamboat collisions -- John Fitch's ghost -- Epilogue.
Subject Fitch, John, 1743-1798.
Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.
Marine engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Steam-navigation -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 1403962618

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