Age of Edison Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

ISBN-10: 0143124447

ISBN-13: 9780143124443

Edition: 2014

Authors: Ernest Freeberg

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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison , award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison's invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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