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Robert Bruce, 84; BU professor won Pulitzer for history

Robert V. Bruce, with 'The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876.' Robert V. Bruce, with "The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876." (upi/file 1988)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / January 30, 2008

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Startling news arrived by phone one day in 1988 when Robert V. Bruce, then a professor emeritus at Boston University, learned he had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history for his account of how science began to flourish in the United States in the mid-1800s. (Full article: 1031 words)

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