American Eden : David Hosack, botany, and medicine in the garden of the early republic
    (2018)

    Nonfiction

    eAudiobook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : HighBridge, 2018
Made available through hoopla
EDITION
Unabridged
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 56 min.)) : digital
ISBN/ISSN
9781684412471 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT12170219, 1684412471 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 12170219
LANGUAGE
English
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Read by Susan Ericksen

When Dr. David Hosack tilled the country's first botanical garden in the Manhattan soil more than two hundred years ago, he didn't just dramatically alter the New York landscape; he left a monumental legacy of advocacy for public health and wide-ranging support for the sciences. A charismatic dreamer admired by the likes of Jefferson, Madison, and Humboldt, and intimate friends with both Hamilton and Burr, the Columbia professor devoted his life to inspiring Americans to pursue medicine and botany with a rigor to rival Europe's. Though he was shoulder-to-shoulder with the founding fathers-and even present at the fatal duel that took Hamilton's life-Hosack and his story remain unknown. Now, in melodic prose, historian Victoria Johnson eloquently chronicles Hosack's tireless career to reveal the breadth of his impact. The result is a lush portrait of the man who gave voice to a new, deeply American understanding of the powers and perils of nature

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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