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The Age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America

Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Penguin Press, 2013.
Series: Penguin history of American life
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America. The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison , award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A / (Thomas Alva) / 1847-1931 Edison; Thomas A / (Thomas Alva) / 1847-1931 / Contemporaries Edison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Freeberg
ISBN: 9781594204265 1594204268 9780143124443 0143124447
OCLC Number: 839976572
Description: 354 S. : Ill.
Series Title: Penguin history of American life
Responsibility: Ernest Freeberg.

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