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Edison : [a life of invention]

Author: Paul Israel; Raymond Todd
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : CD for computer : MP3 : Sound recording : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: with only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds to become one of the greatest inventors in history. In this biography, Paul Israel exposes the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. For the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Israel; Raymond Todd
ISBN: 9781433245770 : 1433245779
OCLC Number: 221162159
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Raymond Todd.
Description: 2 sound discs (ca. 675 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs, MP3 format.; System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Responsibility: by Paul Israel.

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The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: with only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds to become one of the greatest inventors in history. In this biography, Paul Israel exposes the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. For the first time, much attention is devoted to Edison's early family life, where the young man honed his entrepreneurial sense and eye for innovation as editor of a weekly newspaper. Armed with unprecedented access to Edison's workshop diaries, notebooks, and letters, Israel brings insight into how the inventor's creative mind worked, brightening the unexamined corners of his triumphant career in science.

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