Noble obsession: Charles Goodyear, Thomas Hancock, and the race to unlock the greatest industrial secret of the nineteenth century
Traces the 1830s endeavors of Charles Goodyear to reinvent rubber into a usable substance, at the risk of his own life and the lives of his family, and how money hunters and competitor Thomas Hancock ultimately robbed him of fame and fortune. 40,000 first printing.
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