Robertsons Book of Firsts: Who Did What for the First Time Patrick Robertson

ISBN: 9781596915794

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Robertsons Book of Firsts: Who Did What for the First Time  by  Patrick Robertson

Robertsons Book of Firsts: Who Did What for the First Time by Patrick Robertson
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Patrick Robertsons compendium of inventions, breakthroughs, and other first events is a stunning achievement of over fifty years of research, collecting, and writing. Robertson writes with charm and fluency on a massive range of topics-the firstMorePatrick Robertsons compendium of inventions, breakthroughs, and other first events is a stunning achievement of over fifty years of research, collecting, and writing. Robertson writes with charm and fluency on a massive range of topics-the first computer, the first department store, the first black head of state (its not who you think), and a seemingly limitless array of others.

The United States, in particular, has been a cradle of innovation-44 percent of modern innovations, by his calculation-and Robertson has identified a first time in America for each entry. Comprehensive yet carefully curated, Robertsons Book of Firsts catalogs watershed events of social relevance. It includes major achievements, like the first women to serve in a regular army (bravo, Canada, and would you believe as early as 1906?), but not mere curiosities, like the first women to serve disguised as men.

The result is a catalog of useful inventions and beginnings of trends, an index of American and global culture of a kind you cant get anywhere else. Handsomely designed, elegant, and effortless to read, this is both a work of essential reference and a beautiful gift for history buffs, scientists, inventors, and anyone with an inquiring mind.



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