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Edison ; a biography

Author: Matthew Josephson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1959]
Series: McGraw-Hill paperbacks., History.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas Alva Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Josephson
OCLC Number: 485621
Awards: Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1960.
Description: xii, 511 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Edisons --
2. Childhood and boyhood --
3. The wanderyears --
4. The free-lance inventor --
5. Pluck-and-luck Edison --
6. "A bloated eastern manufacturer" --
7. The inventor and the "Barons" --
8. Menlo Park --
9. The legend of the "Wizard" --
10. Toward the light of the world --
11. The break-through --
12. The Edison system --
13. Pearl Street --
14. "Science and dollars ..." --
15. The middle years: second marriage --
16. The Edison laboratory, West Orange --
17. Formation of General Electric --
18. Breaking rocks --
19. Motion pictures --
20. A stern chase: the storage battery --
21. Canonization --
22. Sunset, with electric illuminations.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill paperbacks., History.
Responsibility: Matthew Josephson.

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