Thomas Edison And the Modernization of America

ISBN-10: 0205539394
ISBN-13: 9780205539390
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Martin V. Melosi
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Book details

List price: $32.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America" is a captivating narrative that chronicles America's most formidable inventor. Martin Melosi creates a dynamic historical narrative by relating Edison's personal history to larger cultural, political and economic trends. Melosi adeptly reveals the workings of Edison's mind as well as his inventions' lasting affect on the nation. To engage people interested in American history, biographies, inventors, or American business and economics. Relating Edison's personal history to larger cultural, political and economic trends. Anyone interested in American History, biographies, or innovators.

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An Inventorrsquo;s Apprenticeship
Invention Factory Success in a Cotton Thread
Electrifying the World Gilded Age Industrialist
The Persistence of Vision
The Corporate Image
The Wizard at War
Twilight Years Legacy
Study and Discussion Questions
A Note on the Sources
Acknowledgements
Index

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