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Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment

Title
Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment / Tom Shachtman.
ISBN
9781137278258 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1137278250 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Physical Description
xvii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
Explores the scientific pursuits and discoveries of the Founding Fathers, from George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox that saved the American army in 1777 to Thomas Paine's many inventions, including the first-ever iron span bridge. --Publisher's description.
Variant and related titles
Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 18, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-245) and index.
Contents
Childhoods of the Founding Fathers
"Variola" in Boston, 1721-22
Godfathers of American science
The bolt from the blue
Tracking the heavens from the Colonies
"Expressions of the American mind"
"This most dangerous enemy"
Seeking a technological edge
Science resurfaces
Midcourse corrections
Patents, innovations, and first steps
The science-minded presidency
The interweaving.
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