Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action by James T. FlexnerSteamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action by James T. Flexner

Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action

byJames T. Flexner

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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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.
James Thomas Flexner is a National Book Award Laureate; recipient of a special Pulitzer Prize Citation; winner of the Society of American Historians' Parkman Prize, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for Eminence in Biography. James Thomas Flexner has won a Christopher's Award for his four-volume biography, Wash...
Title:Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:406 pagesPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Fordham University Press

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ISBN - 10:0823213765

ISBN - 13:9780823213764

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From Our Editors

First published in 1944 to unanimous praise, James Thomas Flexner's Steamboats Come True has indeed done more than stand the test of time. It remains a splendidly myth-debunking but celebratory account of 'the first American invention of world-shattering importance'--the steamboat.

Editorial Reviews

"The answer to the question 'who invented the steamboat?' makes exceptionally good reading. Flexner recounts steps that led to the steamboat as an accomplished fact, and recreates the living personalities of Fitch, Rumsey, and Fulton as they reacted to the times, their environment, and the inventive urge within them."