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Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier

By: Busch, John Laurence

Price: $18.00  $16.20

Publisher: U.S.A., Hodos Historia: 2010

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 072499

ISBN: 1893616002

Condition: Near Fine


For millennia, humans well-knew that there was a force far more powerful than they upon the Earth, and that was Nature itself. They could only dream of overcoming its power, or try to believe in the myths and fables of others who supposedly had done so. Then, at the dawn of the 19th century, along came a brilliant, creative, controversial American by the name of Robert Fulton. In the late summer of 1807, he ran his experimental "steamboat" from New York City to Albany, not once, but repeatedly. With these continuing commercial trips, Fulton showed that it was possible to alter artificially bot... View more info