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American inventors, entrepreneurs, and business visionaries

Author: Charles W Carey
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2002.
Series: American biographies.; Facts on File library of American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers portraits of more than 280 innovators who contributed to the prosperity of the United States, including Gail Borden, the inventor of condensed milk, and Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos cookies.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografia
Biograia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Carey
ISBN: 0816045593 9780816045594
OCLC Number: 47927770
Description: xxi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acheson, Edward Goodrich --
Amos, Wally --
Anderson, Joseph Reid --
Anderson, Mary --
Arden, Elizabeth --
Armstrong, Edwin Howard --
Ash, Mary Kay --
Astor, John Jacob --
Baekeland, Leo Hendrik --
Banuelos, Romana Acosta --
Barnum, P.T. --
Beach, Alferd Ely --
Bell, Alexander Graham --
Bendix, Vincent Hugo --
Berliner, Emile --
Birdseye, Clarence --
Bissell, George Henry --
Drake, Edwin Laurentide --
Blackton, James Stuart --
Blake, Lyman Reed --
Blanchard, Thomas --
Blodgett, Katherine Burr --
Bloomingdale, Alfred Schiffer --
Bluhdorn, Charles G. --
Bogardus, James --
Bok, Edward William --
Borden, Gail --
Brown, John --
Brown, Marie Dutton --
Brown, Rachel Fuller --
Hazen, Elizabeth Lee --
Brush, Charles Francis --
Buick, David Dunbar --
Burroughs, William Seward --
Busch, Adolphus --
Candler, Asa Griggs --
Capone, Al --
Carey, James Sheil --
Carlson, Chester Floyd --
Carnegie, Andrew --
Carnegie, Dale --
Carothers, Wallace Hume --
Carrier, Willis Haviland --
Cartwright, Alexander Joy, Jr. --
Carver, George Washington --
Case, J.I. --
Case, Steve --
Chouteau, Rene Auguste --
Claiborne, Liz --
Cohen, Ben --
Greenfield, Jerry --
Colgate, William --
Colt, Samuel --
Cone, Moses Herman --
Cone, Ceasar --
Coolidge, William David --
Cooper, Kent --
Cooper, Peter --
Cornell, Ezra --
Coston, Marth Hunt --
Cottrell, Frederick Gardner --
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond --
Dache, Lilly --
Daly, Marcus --
Davenport, Thomas --
Davis, Benjamin Jefferson --
Day, Benjamin Henry --
Deere, John --
De Forest, Lee --
Disney, Walt --
Donovan, Marion O'Brien --
Dorrance, John Thompson --
Drake, Samuel --
Drew, Richard Gurley --
Duke, James Buchanan --
Du Pont de Nemours, Eleuthere Irenee --
Durant, William Crapo --
Duryea, Charles Edgar --
Duryea, James Frank --
Eastman, George --
Edgerton, Harold Eugene --
Edison, Thomas Alva --
Elion, Gertrude Belle --
Eillison, William --
Evans, Oliver --
Everleigh, Ada --
Everleigh, Minna --
Farnsworth, Philo Taylor --
Field, Cyrus West --
Field, Marshall --
Ritch, John --
Flagler, Henry Morrison --
Flanigen, Edith Marie --
Fleischmann, Charles Louis --
Flora, William --
Forbes, Malcolm Stevenson --
Ford, Henry --
Forten, James --
Franklin, Benjamin --
Frasch, Herman --
Fuller, Alfred Carl --
Fuller, R. Buckminster --
Gabe, Frances --
Gates, Bill --
Gates, John Warne --
Gayley, James --
Genovese, Vito --
Gernsback, Hugo --
Getty, J. Paul --
Gillette, King Camp --
Glidden, Joseph Farwell --
Godfrey, Thomas --
Goldman, Sylvan nathan --
Goldmark, Peter Carl --
Goodyear, Charles --
Gordy, Berry, Jr. --
Gorrie, John --
Gould, Jay --
Graham, Bette Nesmith --
Grandin, Temple --
Gray, Elisha --
Green, Hetty --
Gregg, John Robert --
Griffin, Merv --
Hall, Charles Martin --
Hammer, Armand --
Handler, Ruth --
Harriman, E.H. --
Hearst, William Randolph --
Hefner, Hugh Martson --
Hefner, Christie Ann --
Helmsley, Harry --
Helmsley, Leona --
Henry, Vickie Lea --
Henson, Jim --
Hershey, Milton Snavely --
Hewitt, Peter Cooper --
Hill, James Jerome --
Hilton, Conrad Nicholson --
Hollerith, Herman --
Hopper, Edna Wallace --
Hopper, Grace --
Houdry, Eugene Jules --
House, Royal Earl --
Howe, Elias --
Hughes, Howard Robard, Sr. --
Hughes, Howard Robard, Jr. --
Huizenga, Harry Wayne --
Hunt, H.L. --
Hunt, John Wesley --
Hyatt, John Weseley --
Icahn, Carl Celian --
Insull, Samuel --
Jacuzzi, Candido --
Jobs, Steven Paul --
Wozniak, Stephen Gary --
Jones, Amanda Theodosia --
Joyner, Marjorie Stewart --
Julian, Percy Lavon --
Kaiser, Henry John --
Keith, B.F. --
Albee, E.F. --
Keith, Minor Cooper --
Kellogg, John Harvey --
Kellogg, W.K. --
Kelly, William --
Kennedy, Joseph Patrick --
Kettering, Charles Franklin --
King, Don --
King, Richard --
Kluge, John Werner --
Knight, Margaret --
Knight, Sarah Kemble --
Kraft, James Lewis --
Kroc, Ray --
Kwolek, Stephanie Louise --
Land, Edwin Herbert --
Latimer, Lewis Howard --
Lear, William Powell --
Leslie, Miriam --
Levitt, Abraham --
Little, Arthur Dehon --
Little, Royal --
Lockheed, Malcolm --
Lockheed, Allan --
Luce, Henry Robinson --
Marriott, John Willard --
Marsh, Charles Wesley --
Masters, Sybilla Righton --
Matzeliger, Jan Ernst --
Mauchly, John William --
Eckert, John Presper, Jr. --
McCormick, Cyrus Hall --
McCoy, Elijah --
McMahon, Vince --
Mergenthaler, Ottmar --
Milken, Michael Robert --
Monaghan, Tom --
Morgan, Garrett Augustus --
Morgan, J.P. --
Morris, Robert --
Morse, Samuel F.B. --
Muller, Gertrude Agnes --
Munsey, Frank Andrew --
Naismith, James A. --
Noble, Edward John --
Norton, Charles Hotchkiss --
Noyce, Robert Norton --
Oakes, Ziba B. --
Ochoa, Esteban --
Olds, Ransom Eli --
Otis, Elisha Graves --
Parker, Colonel Tom --
Perkins, Thomas Handasyd --
Perot, Ross --
Pinckney, Elizabeth Lucas --
Pinkerton, Allan --
Pinkham, Lydia Estes --
Pittman, Robert Warren --
Polses, Kim --
Post, C.W. --
Pritzker, Abram Nicholas --
Pulitzer, Joseph --
Pullman, George Mortimer --
Pupin, Michael Idvorsky --
Rock, Arthur --
Rockefeller, John Davison --
Rosenthal, Ida --
Rudkin, Margaret Fogarty --
Sanders, Harland David --
Sears, Richard Warren --
Sholes, Christopher Latham --
Siebert, Muriel --
Singer, Isaac Merritt --
Sinofsky, Brian --
Slater, Samuel --
Smith, Willi --
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose --
Stanley, Francis Edgar --
Stanley, Freelan Oscar --
Stevens, Robert Livingston --
Stewart, Martha --
Strauss, Levi --
Strong, Harriett --
Sutter, John --
Swift, Gustavus Franklin --
Tesla, Nikola --
Thompson, J. Walter --
Thomson, Samuel --
Thorp, John --
Tilghman, Benjamin Chew --
Tilghman, Richard Albert --
Trippe, Juan Terry --
Tupper, Earl Silas --
Turner, Ted --
Van Andel, Jay --
De Vos, Rich --
Vanderbilt, Cornelius --
Wachner, Linda Joy --
Walker, Madame C.J. --
Walker, Maggie --
Waller, Frederic --
Walton, Sam --
Wanamaker, John --
Wang, An --
Ward, Montgomery --
Wells, Henry --
Westinghouse, George --
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick --
White, Eartha Mary Magdalene --
Whitney, Eli --
Wilson, Kemmons --
Winfrey, Oprah --
Wooeds, Granville T. --
Woolworth, F.W. --
Wright, Wilbur --
Wright, Orville --
Wrigley, William, Jr. --
Yale, Linus, Jr. --
Yerkes, Charles Tyson --
Zworykin, Vladimir Kosma.
Series Title: American biographies.; Facts on File library of American history.
Other Titles: American inventors, entrepreneurs & business visionaries
Responsibility: Charles W. Carey, Jr.

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Arranged in an A-to-Z format, each of the 260 entries in this volume offers a concise description of the subject's significance in the history of technological and entrepreneurial development and  Read more...

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