• American Eclipse

  • A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
  • By: David Baron
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-06-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (55 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another - an adventuresome female astronomer - fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations.
David Baron brings to three-dimensional life these three competitors - James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison - and thrillingly re-creates the fierce jockeying of 19th-century American astronomy. With spellbinding accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the mythologized age of the last days of the Wild West comes alive as never before. A magnificent portrayal of America's dawn as a scientific superpower, American Eclipse depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.
©2017 David Baron (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Melanie A Hwalek on 09-18-17

Just OK.

The book is more about the lives of contemporary scientists than about eclipses. Liked the little bit about history of women astrologists.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Roy Sachleben on 11-12-17

wonderful tale

while the book stumbles a bit after the headliner event, the while is still a great story. I loved hearing about the state of science before and after the Great Eclipse.

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