The Amazing Hiram Maxim: An Intimate Biography
by Arthur Hawkey (9781862271418)

The Amazing Hiram Maxim: An Intimate Biography
 
Arthur Hawkey
Release Date: 01 May 2001
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 174
Publisher: Spellmount Publishers
ISBN: 9781862271418
ISBN-10: 1862271410



Hailing from the backwoods of America, Maxim's triumphs included inventing the machine-gun, outpacing Edison in the race for a practicable light bulb, and designing, building and flying one of the earliest steam-powered aeroplanes. Eventually, knighted by Queen Victoria for his services to the British Army, Hiram Maxim was a supreme example of the self-made man.

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