Robert Fulton: A Biography

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iUniverse, Jan 7, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
Robert Fulton was a renaissance man. Starting out as a fine arts painter, he produced the world's first steamboat empire, thrusting America to the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, he invented a means of raising boats on canals and a system of submarine warfare. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvainia, he flourished in Philadelphia, London, Paris and New York City.
 

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An excellent biography of the man who developed the world's first operational steamboat, submarine and underwater mine. Fulton offered his inventions to Bonaparte, but the latter's focus on classic ... Read full review

Contents

Pennsylvania Roots
1
Many Many a Silant Solitary Hour
14
A Prospect of Considerable Profits
28
An Adventurer Armed with Fortitude
45
A Curious Machine for Mending Politics
63
Works of Genius and Utility
87
Wifey Hub and Toot
102
Steamboat Experiments
119
Alias Robert Francis
154
Mine Is No Common Cause
172
America
182
Hudson River Triumphs
198
All the Weight on One Fulcrum
235
Two Such Friends
289
Useful and Honorable Amusements
303
Copyright

Un Succes Complet et Brillant
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