The Count of Concord: A Novel
Dalkey Archive Press, 2008 - 478 páginas
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, a man whom Franklin Delano Roosevelt linked with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as one of the "three greatest intellects America ever brought forth." Based on countless historical documents, including letters and essays by Thompson himself, The Count of Concord brings to life the remarkable career of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford.
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - bigdee - LibraryThing
There's enough to the story to make me want to read a biography of Benjamin Thompson, rather than a fictional work. The book itself is slow going, though. Very little of it is told "in the moment", so to speak - it's more of an overview type of tale. Ler crítica na íntegra
COUNT OF CONCORDProcura do Utilizador - Not Available - Book Verdict
Delbanco (What Remains) here fictionalizes the life of one of the most widely accomplished yet unknown characters in American history. Benjamin Thompson married well; betrayed and abandoned his ... Ler crítica na íntegra