They Made America From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine - Two Centuries of Innovators

ISBN-10: 0316277665
ISBN-13: 9780316277662
Edition: 2004
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Description: This title provides an illustrated history of American innovators, some well known, some unknown, by the author of 'The American Century'.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 10/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 9.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

This title provides an illustrated history of American innovators, some well known, some unknown, by the author of 'The American Century'.

From 1997 to 1999, Harold Evans was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and Fast Company. He was President and Publisher of the Random House Trade Group from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City.

America's Genius for Innovation
Pathfinders to a New Civilization
The Heroes Who Gotamerica going
First steamboat
Successful steamboat services
High-pressure steam engine
Freed the waterways
Liberating business
The cotton gin to the machine age
Dressing America
The Lowell girls
A mass market
The telegraph
American big business
First successful American multinational
Vulcanized rubber
Albert Augustus Pope: Democracy on Wheels
Drilling for oil
Blue jeans
The safety elevator
Credit rating
Transcontinental railway
The Big Four: Collis Potter Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins
America Takes Off
Adventurous Men Unite a Continent
Inventors
Science of innovation
Plastic
Wings
Gas mask
Modern radio
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Lee de Forest, Michael Pupin
Democratizers
The people's car
George Selden's patent
The Kodak
Self-made American businesswoman
The people's banker
Retail franchise network
Chance
Jet age
Donald Calvin Burr: The People Express Pioneer
Venture capital
Empire Builders
Maidenform Bra tycoon
The Blow Against the Corset: Caresse Crosby
Cheap electricity for all
Television
Entertainment empire
Weight Watchers clubs
IBM
Herman Hollerith, John Patterson
Mainframe computers
Ken Olsen: Minicomputers
Cosmetics company
Containers, luxury travel
Jim Sherwood
Polaroid
Barbie
The Digital Age
The Electronic Elves of Silicon Valley
PC software
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs
Biotech industry
CNN, 24-hour electronic news
Sesame Street
MRI scanner
Marketing maestro of hip-hop
eBay
Google
Ten Lessons
Innovators Gallery
Selected Bibliography
Index
Illustration Credits
Biographies

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