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Author Shachtman, Tom, 1942-

Title Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment / Tom Shachtman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  509.2 SHACHTMAN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  509.2273 SHACHTMAN    DUE 10-23-17 Billed
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  509.2273 SCHACHTMAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  509.22 SH11    Check Shelf
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Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-245) and index.
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.
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.
Chronological Term 1700 - 1899
Subject Science and state -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Science and state -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Technology and state -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Technology and state -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Founding Fathers of the United States.
Founding Fathers of the United States. (OCoLC)fst01739942
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Science and state. (OCoLC)fst01108536
Technology and state. (OCoLC)fst01145265
United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
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