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Thomas A. Edison : father of invention

Author: Paul BudlineJack PerkinsNeil BaldwinDavid Edison SloaneRobert RosenbergAll authors
Publisher: Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video ; New York : Distributed by New Video, ©1996.
Series: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Life in the modern world would be unthinkable without his inventions. More than any other individual, he paved the way for the future. Thomas Alva Edison has rightly earned a place among the most important men in history. His inventions of the light bulb, phonograph and movie camera, among many others, literally transformed the world. Rare films made by Edison himself show the inventor at work, and learn the little  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographical (Nonfiction)
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Budline; Jack Perkins; Neil Baldwin; David Edison Sloane; Robert Rosenberg; Paul Israel; Walter Zabinski; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 1565019458 9781565019454
OCLC Number: 35900913
Notes: Broadcast on the television series Biography.
Credits: Camera, Walter Zabinski ; editor, Kendrick Simmons.
Performer(s): Host and narrator: Jack Perkins ; interviews with: Neil Baldwin, David Edison Sloane, Robert Rosenberg, Paul Israel, Bernard Carlson, William Pretzer, Charles Hummel, Theresa Collins, Tom Brennan.
Description: 1 videocassette (46 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
Series Title: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Other Titles: Thomas A. Edison, father of invention
Thomas Edison
Biography (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Paul Budline Productions [and] History Television Network Productions, H-TV ; written and directed by Paul Budline.

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Life in the modern world would be unthinkable without his inventions. More than any other individual, he paved the way for the future. Thomas Alva Edison has rightly earned a place among the most important men in history. His inventions of the light bulb, phonograph and movie camera, among many others, literally transformed the world. Rare films made by Edison himself show the inventor at work, and learn the little known stories behind some of his 1,049 patents. From his Midwestern childhood to international acclaim, this is the fascinating story of "the Wizard of Menlo Park."

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