Banvard's Folly

Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck

by Paul Collins

Hardcover, 286 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $25 | purchase

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Title
Banvard's Folly
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Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck
Author
Paul Collins

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Book Summary

Profiles thirteen scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, adventurers, and writers who once basked in glory, but faded into obscurity due to failed experiments, bad luck, and the signs of madness.