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Description - The Count of Concord by Nicolas Delbanco

Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, was--as Nicholas Delbanco writes--"world famous in his lifetime," yet now he has been "almost wholly forgotten." Like Delbanco himself, Sally Ormsby Thompson Robinson--the narrator of this novel and the Count's fictional, last-surviving relative--is "haunted" by one of history's most fascinating and remarkable figures. On par with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, Count Rumford was, among many other things, a politician, a spy, a philanthropist, and above all, a scientist. Based on countless historical documents, including letters and essays by Thompson himself, The Count of Concord brings to life the remarkable career of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564784957
ISBN-10: 1564784959
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 155mm x 34mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nicolas Delbanco

NICHOLAS DELBANCO has published twenty-five books of fiction and non-fiction. His most recent novels are The Count of Concord and Spring and Fall; his most recent work of non-fiction is Lastingness: The Art of Old Age, which was published by Grand Central Publishing in 2011. As editor he has compiled the work of, among others, John Gardner and Bernard Malamud. Director of the Hopwood Awards Program at the University of Michigan, he has served as Chair of the Fiction Panel for the National Book Awards, received a Guggenheim Fellowship and, twice, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship.