SCOVILLE LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES: Tom Shachtman - "Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries" | Scoville Memorial Library | Literary & Books, Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

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SCOVILLE LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES: Tom Shachtman - "Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries"

When: Sun., Nov. 16, 4 p.m. 2014

Tom Shachtman has written or co-authored more than thirty books, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and the Library of Congress. His new book Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment shows us how science and experimentation were at the heart of the Founding Fathers’ philosophies and actions. The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, farmed by means of scientific principles, star-gazed, were fascinated by math, and used scientific analogies and scientific thinking in their political writing.

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