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Edison : a biography

Author: Matthew Josephson
Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill, 1959.
Series: McGraw-Hill paperbacks., History.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inventor of the carbon microphone, the electric light, the phonograph and the motion picture camera, Thomas Alva Edison is an American folk hero, the practical creator who made a fortune out of his own sweat and intelligence. This brilliant and sympathetic biography by the author of The Robber Barons, Stendhal, and The President Makers sees 'the Wizard of Menlo Park' as a man halfway between the craftsman and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Josephson
ISBN: 0070330468 9780070330467
OCLC Number: 779113014
Description: xii, 511 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Edisons --
Childhood and boyhood --
The wanderyears --
The free-lance inventor --
Pluck-and-luck Edison --
"A bloated eastern manufacturer" --
The inventor and the "Barons" --
Menlo Park --
The legend of the "Wizard" --
Toward the light of the world --
The break-through --
The Edison system --
Pearl Street --
"Science and dollars--" --
The middle years: second marriage --
The Edison laboratory, West Orange --
Formation of General Electric --
Breaking rocks --
Motion pictures --
A stern chase: the storage battery --
Canonization --
Sunset, with electric illuminations.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill paperbacks., History.
Responsibility: Matthew Josephson.

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"Inventor of the carbon microphone, the electric light, the phonograph and the motion picture camera, Thomas Alva Edison is an American folk hero, the practical creator who made a fortune out of his own sweat and intelligence. This brilliant and sympathetic biography by the author of The Robber Barons, Stendhal, and The President Makers sees 'the Wizard of Menlo Park' as a man halfway between the craftsman and the theoretical scientist of today. " -- back cover

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