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The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream

by Sale, Kirkpatrick A

  • ISBN: 9780684867151
  • ISBN10: 068486715X

The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream

by Sale, Kirkpatrick A

  • List Price: $24.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publish date: 09/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780684867151
  • ISBN10: 068486715X
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Description: The enthusiastic Manhattan crowd that gathered in 1807 for the inaugural launch of the North River steamboat did not realize the incredible impact that Robert Fulton's invention would have on American history. In his remarkable new book, Kirkpatrick Sale demonstrates how Fulton's steamboats, and his all-consuming drive, opened up the continent to settlement and gave birth to America's unparalleled and unstoppable industrial, economic, and technological growth.

A compelling historical interpretation, The Fire of His Genius is also a beautifully written biography of this extraordinarily driven and ambitious inventor. Fulton, a man lionized in his own lifetime as an American hero, spent his prolific life developing inventions and voraciously defending his patents. His is a story of both the promise and the cost of creative genius, told in relation to the larger-than-life figures of the period, including Napoleon Bonaparte, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Meriwether Lewis. A story of ambition, passion, and invention -- as if Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman met Dava Sobel's Longitude -- The Fire of His Genius is a thrilling and cautionary tale of the quintessential American, Robert Fulton.

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