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The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller

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The philosopher's flight : a novel
Title
The philosopher's flight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
A thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller, The Philosopher's Flight is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where magic and science have blended into a single extraordinary art. "Like his characters, Tom Miller casts a spell." (Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club and The Last Bookaneer)Eighteen-year-old Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy--an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured, and even fly. Though he dreams of fighting in the Great War as the first male in the elite US Sigilry Corps Rescue and Evacuation Service--a team of flying medics--Robert is resigned to mixing batches of philosophical chemicals and keeping the books for the family business in rural Montana, where his mother, a former soldier and vigilante, aids the locals. When a deadly accident puts his philosophical abilities to the test, Robert rises to the occasion and wins a scholarship to study at Radcliffe College, an all-women's school. At Radcliffe, Robert hones his skills and strives to win the respect of his classmates, a host of formidable, unruly women. Robert falls hard for Danielle Hardin, a disillusioned young war hero turned political radical. However, Danielle's activism and Robert's recklessness attract the attention of the same fanatical anti-philosophical group that Robert's mother fought years before. With their lives in mounting danger, Robert and Danielle band together with a team of unlikely heroes to fight for Robert's place among the next generation of empirical philosophers--and for philosophy's very survival against the men who would destroy it. In the tradition of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness, Tom Miller writes with unrivaled imagination, ambition, and humor. The Philosopher's Flight is both a fantastical reimagining of American history and a beautifully composed coming-of-age tale for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider
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TEFOD
Dewey number
813.6
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fiction
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Read by Gibson Frazier
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Label
The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3533817
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.))
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online
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9781508253457
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Label
The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3533817
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent.
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on1023431575
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 43 min., 27 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508253457
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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digital.
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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18448CF4-1E5E-4A02-8236-A2E34D6F1E42
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(OCoLC)1023431575
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