Book Reviews of Banvard's Folly : Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World

Banvard's Folly : Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World
Banvard's Folly Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World
Author: Paul S. Collins
ISBN-13: 9780312300333
ISBN-10: 0312300336
Publication Date: 5/3/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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Who knew that a book about people of whom you have never heard would be so interesting? I was somewhat reluctant to read this, but as soon as I began reading, I was hooked. A great read for history buffs and trivia lovers alike!
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Really interesting book about people who could/have should have been famous inventors, writers, scientists, etc.
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This is a fascinating book about people and their tenuous claim to fame. I liked learning about the musical language "Solresol," promoted by Jean Francois Sudre and the use of blue glass to heal as promoted by A.J. Pleasanton.