|Title:||Steam: The Untold Story Of America's First Great Invention|
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|Publisher:||Thorndike Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2004)|
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Sutcliffe really does tell a compelling story about "America's first great invention" which, to the best of my knowledge, has not been adequately told until now. Most of us learned early in life that Robert Fulton invented the first steam-powered boat, just as we were also told in school that Thomas Edison invented almost everything else, including the light bulb. In fact, James Rumsey and John Fitch competed strenuously to be the first to launch a steam-powered boat.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Originally from San Antonio, Andrea Sutcliffe has a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1996, Andrea Sutcliffe moved to Virginias Shenandoah Valley to devote herself full-time to Originally from San Antonio, Andrea Sutcliffe has a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor, John Fitch, never attained Fulton's riches, and was rewarded with ridicule and poverty.
Instead, John Fitch is awarded the title of first inventor, with Virginia's James Rumsey close behind in second place. The early steamboat, appearing in various forms from the 1780s through the eve of the War of 1812, is the real focus of this story. Along the way, Sutcliffe also includes several historical discursions that involve the appearance of such notable luminaries as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
despite the fact that, the genuine first passenger steamboat in the USA, and the realm, used to be equipped from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, nearly twenty years previous. it's the tale at the back of America's first very important enterprise in expertise, the persevering and colourful males that made it ensue, and the good invention that moved a brand. Read or Download Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention PDF.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. The story Sutcliffe seeks to tell begins with the rivalry between John Rumsey and John Fitch, two quasi-engineers of the 1780s who were interested in finding a way to drive boats against the currents of America's major rivers. Here is where the book does not succeed as history. But Sutcliffe, who works as a writer more than a scholar, does not place their behavior in any sensible interpretive context. Details abound, but they contribute to no real argument.
It is the story behind America's first important venture in technology, the persevering and colorful men that made it happen, and the great invention that moved a new nation westward. Connect with the author.