Flexner, James Thomas
Title Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Publisher Boston Little, Brown and Company 1978
0316286087 / 9780316286084
Seller ID 2203511
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1978. Reissue. xxii, 406 pp. Many individuals, on European as well as American shores, projected or actually built steamboats that had navigated the waterways years before the invention history has attributed to Robert Fulton. ...why, when all the components of the steamboat finally existed (vessel, paddle wheel, and suitable steam engine), did it take another twenty-five years before they were successfully combined with Fulton? Above all, three figures dominate this story: John Fitch, James Rumsey, and Robert Fulton.James Thomas Flexner has been a professional writer most of his adult life. After several year spent at the City desk at the New York Herald Tribune after graduating from Harvard University , Flexner went on to become one of America's foremost historians. He has written with great distinction in a unique style accessible to and enjoyed by the scholar and general reader, twenty-six books in the fields of American history and art. Although he is principally known for his historical books, notably his four -volume biography of George Washington, Flexner has written in many forms and for many outlets. He has written for print and television; he has been a lecturer, columnist, reviewer, and even a fiction writer.Keywords: JAMES THOMAS FLEXNER STEAMBOATS COME TRUE TRANSPORTATION NAUTICAL BOATS BOATING WATERCRAFT AMERICAN INVENTORS ROBERT FULTON Condition Notes: A 1978 reissue of the 1944 original, with new illustrations and foreword. Very faint yellow stain to page ridge.