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American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world

Baron, David, 1964- author.

New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

xii, 330 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

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.

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ISBN:

9781631490163 (hardcover)

ISBN:

1631490168 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

Q127.U6 B2755 2017

Dewey Class No:

523.7/80973 23

Author:

Baron, David, 1964- author.

Title:

American eclipse : a nation's epic race to catch the shadow of the moon and win the glory of the world / David Baron.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

xii, 330 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated n rdamedia

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.

Subject:

Science--United States--History--19th century.

Subject:

Science--United States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Eclipses--History.

Subject:

Astronomy--United States--History--19th century.

Subject:

Astronomy--United States--History--20th century.

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