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The Technologists - A Novel

Matthew Pearl

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The first class at M.I.T. The last hope for a city in peril. The acclaimed author of The Dante Club reinvigorates the historical thriller. Matthew Pearl's spellbinding new novel transports readers to tumultuous nineteenth-century Boston, where the word technology represents a bold and frightening new concept. The fight for the future will hinge on . . . THE TECHNOLOGISTS Boston, 1868. The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between the past and the present, tradition and technology. On a former marshy wasteland, the daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rising, its mission to harness science for the benefit of all and to open the doors of opportunity to everyone of merit. But in Boston Harbor a fiery cataclysm throws commerce into chaos, as ships' instruments spin inexplicably out of control. Soon after, another mysterious catastrophe devastates the heart of the city. Is it sabotage by scientific means or Nature revolting against man's attempt to control it The shocking disasters cast a pall over M.I.T. and provoke assaults from all sides rival Harvard, labor unions, and a sensationalistic press. With their first graduation and the very survival of their groundbreaking college now in doubt, a band of the Institute's best and brightest students secretly come together to save innocent lives and track down the truth, armed with ingenuity and their unique scientific training. Led by charity scholar Marcus Mansfield, a quiet Civil War veteran and one-time machinist struggling to find his footing in rarefied Boston society, the group is rounded out by irrepressible Robert Richards, the bluest of Beacon Hill bluebloods; Edwin Hoyt, class genius; and brilliant freshman Ellen Swallow, the Institute's lone, ostracized female student. Working against their small secret society, from within and without, are the arrayed forces of a stratified culture determined to resist change at all costs and a dark mastermind bent on the utter destruction of the city. Studded with suspense and soa

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

18h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

06:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:23


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:35


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

16:50


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:21


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:40


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:36


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

22:33


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

34:55


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

23:01


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

22:18


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

26:41


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:55


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

28:05


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

18:47


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

20:56


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

23:19


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

20:10


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

08:58


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

13:45


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:50


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

32:00


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

38:38


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

17:46


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

08:24


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

26:05


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

35:18


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

32:14


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

16:27


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

12:52


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

12:43


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

26:09


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

05:10


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

10:02


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

11:31


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

24:16


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

12:54


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

03:05


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

13:56


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

04:40


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

16:44


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

23:13


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

06:18


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

41:50


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

13:35


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

10:08


Part 4, Chapter 49
Part 4, Chapter 49

13:04


Part 4, Chapter 50
Part 4, Chapter 50

12:50


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

21:59


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

16:51


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

22:26


Part 5, Chapter 54
Part 5, Chapter 54

13:26


Part 5, Chapter 55
Part 5, Chapter 55

27:15


Part 5, Chapter 56
Part 5, Chapter 56

13:01


Part 5, Chapter 57
Part 5, Chapter 57

34:34


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

05:52


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

15:29


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

06:03


Part 6, Chapter 61
Part 6, Chapter 61

09:38


Part 6, Chapter 62
Part 6, Chapter 62

00:33