Steamboats Come True: American Inventors in Action

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Foreword to the New Edition xi
  • Contents xix
  • List of Illustrations xxi
  • Prologue - In Pursuit of Paradox 1
  • I: Magic and Prophecy 10
  • II: The Twig Is Bent 19
  • III: France Plays the First Card 38
  • IV: Stone Age Adventure 50
  • V: Enter a Soldier of Fortune 64
  • VI: The Birth of an Obsession 75
  • VII: The Race Is on 87
  • VIII: Fitch Discovers a Friend 100
  • IX: A Miniature Painter 110
  • X: Triumphs All Round 122
  • XI: The Rivals Collide 134
  • XII: There's Many a Slip 144
  • XIII: England Enters the Game 152
  • XIV: Lord High Admirals of the Delaware 177
  • XV: A Killing Frost 190
  • XVI: Death of a Champion 208
  • XVII: The New Champion 214
  • XVIII: Stormy Sunset 230
  • XIX: The Birth of the Submarine 244
  • XX: Aristocrats Take a Hand 262
  • XXI: Undersea Adventures 270
  • XXII: Fultons First Steamboat 280
  • XXIII: Death for Sale 294
  • XXIV: “The Most Fearful Wild Fowl Living” 317
  • XXV: Cars of Neptune 333
  • XXVI: Steamboat Fever 348
  • XXVII: Who Invented the Steamboat? 364
  • Appendices Index 378
  • Appendix A - Bibliography of Principal Sources 379
  • Appendix B - Notes to the Text 382
  • Index 402
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