The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz

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"Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz, the world's greatest alchemist and a great grandson of Paracelsus was a man history had forgotten. But when the town of Grantville was transported from modern West Virginia to central Germany in the early 17th century, he got a second chance at fame and fortune. With suitable enticements Gribbleflotz is persuaded to make baking soda and then baking powder so the time-displaced Americans can continue to enjoy their biscuits and gravy. Applying his superb grasp of the principles of alchemy to the muddled and confused notions the Americans have concerning what they call 'chemistry, ' Gribbleflotz leaves obscurity behind"--
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2016]
ISBN: 9781476781600
Branch Call Number: SF OFFORD, KERRYN
Characteristics: 516 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Boatright, Rick - Author
Alternative Title: Sixteen thirty-six


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Feb 06, 2018

Story of forgotten by history egotistical wear loud brightly colored clothing alchemist who gets drafted from town sent from the future to be industrial chemist from baking soda, aspirin, triiodine (contact explosive), RDX (bigger explosive & critical ingredient in C4; do USE president upgrade from flintlock to percussion cap rifle & how big death quota on making them by what business model?) zinc from alternative ore other than preferred ore, laughing gas (even he admitted couldn't make Viagra short term) & safety glass.
Real cute on his up-time patrons Dr. Phil nickname after you-know-who & strong-armed university to give a degree to protagonist for huge donation to going up the social ladder.
Great short stories by author on jump starting chemical & medical industry in 17th century.


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