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Paperback Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy: Count Rumford : The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius Book

ISBN: 1422393232

ISBN13: 9781422393239

Scientist, Soldier, Statesman, Spy: Count Rumford : The Extraordinary Life of a Scientific Genius

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Count Rumford was rated, along with Franklin & Jefferson, as 'the greatest mind America has ever produced? &, through his inventions & philanthropy, he brought more benefit to mankind than most men of his age. A spy for Britain during the Amer. War of Independ, Rumford fled to England & became Under-Sec. of State. His passion, however, was for science. He revolutionized ideas on the nature of heat & his inventions brought dramatic improvements to...

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