American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was bound for a New Jersey dueling ground to settle his bitter dispute with Aaron Burr. Hamilton took just two men with him: his ?second? for the duel, and Dr. David Hosack. As historian Victoria Johnson reveals in her groundbreaking biography, Hosack was one of the f On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was...

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Title:American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Author:Victoria Johnson
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Genres:History
ISBN:1631494198
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic Reviews

  • Carol Evans
    Aug 15, 2018
    American Eden is the story of David Hosack (August 31, 1769 ? December 22, 1835), a botanist and doctor in New York City in the late 18th ? early 19th centuries. I admit, I was drawn to the book at first because he was the doctor at the duel between Hamilton and Burr. (I have not s...
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Erika
    Jul 27, 2018
    My father enjoyed and suggested I read this biography of a doctor and botanist in the early republic of the USA. ...
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    Mar 27, 2018
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    May 14, 2018
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  • Colleen
    Jul 21, 2018
    really enjoyed this. Had no idea one of our first botanical gardens was located where rockefeller center is now. Lots of interesting characters and historical events framed in a different perspective, with medicine and botany taking central roles.bit depressing that the garden didnt re...
  • Erin Loranger
    Jul 23, 2018
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  • Anna
    Aug 05, 2018
    In this book, Victoria Johnson has brought to life an American hero who conquered New York with his intellect, imagination, and drive. Here was a man, witness to the most famous duel in our country's history, who refused to choose political sides. He entreated botanists and medical pr...
  • Gaby Chapman
    Jul 08, 2018
    The birth of a nation and one New York City botanist/doctor who dedicated his life to putting medicine and botanical science on a par with the Old World ...
  • Anna
    Jun 21, 2018
    If you are into history especially medical history. This is the book for you. I learned so many fascinating facts about American medicine from this book. I?ve never actually taken the time to consider how medical advances are made but this book explains a lot about what was happening...
  • Shelley
    Jun 12, 2018
    This is a great view of medical science/practice/botany/pharmacology in the early Republic, and to illustrate how important science was to the founding and next generation. You know, before willful ignorance became popular. ...
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    May 23, 2018
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    Jul 22, 2018
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    Jul 14, 2018
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    Jul 20, 2018
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    May 29, 2018
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    Jul 23, 2018
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    May 03, 2018
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    Aug 19, 2018
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  • Maryellie
    Jun 09, 2018
    American Eden is the story of Dr. Hosack a doctor who believed botany and the study of plants would help medicine. In the late 1700's and 1800's he created a garden in what is now Rockefeller Center. He was doctor to A Hamilton and A Burr. This biography is well worth reading. ...
  • Kathleen
    May 08, 2018
    American Eden is a well-researched, readable, compelling history of the life of David Hosack. His life provides an engrossing narrative including descriptions of botany, medicine and political networks in the young United States. ...
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    Jul 17, 2018
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    Jul 17, 2018
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