Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action
Fordham Univ Press, 1992 - 406 Seiten
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.
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Death of a Champion
The New Champion
A Stormy Sunset
The Birth of the Submarine
Aristocrats Take a Hand
Fultons First Steamboat
Fitch Discovers a Friend
A Miniature Painter
Triumphs All Round
The Rivals Collide
Theres Many a Slip
England Enters the Game
Lord High Admirals of the Delaware
Death for Sale
The Most Fearful Wild Fowl Living
Cars of Neptune
Who Invented the Steamboat?
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