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Inventive Yankee

Inventive Yankee

by Andrea Chesman (Editor)

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Log skidders, paper clips, the Dixie Cup, rubber, the helicopter. About 140 inventions, from the 1641 method of producing salt to the 1970s nondrilling way of removing tooth decay, fill this interesting book. Areas cover food, the home, medicine, transportation, and business. Creativity gave rise to the phrase ``Yankee ingenuity,'' but some duds are listed, too. The strength of this book is the way yesterday still seems alive--many of these inventions are used today. Besides, where else would there be a recipe for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound? Well-written, breezy, quick to pick up and slow to put down; will be in demand.-- Patty Miller, New Hampshire Vocational Technical Coll. Lib., Laconia

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