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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon & Win the Glory of the World

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  •  American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon & Win the Glory of the World
    Title: American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon & Win the Glory of the World
    Author: BARON DAVID
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Imprint: NORTON
    Price: $39.95
    Publishing status: Active

    In the summer of 1878 three ruthless and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another fought to prove that science was not an anathema to femininity. And a young, megalomaniacal inventor sought to test his bona fides and light the world through his revelations. David Baron brings to life these three competitors-James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell and Thomas Edison-re-creating the jockeying of nineteenth-century astronomy. With accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the last days of the Wild West come alive. A magnificent portrayal of America's dawn as a superpower, American Eclipse depicts a nation looking to the skies to reveal its ambition and expose its genius.

    ISBN: 9781631490163
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