Wizard of Menlo Park How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

ISBN-10: 1400047633
ISBN-13: 9781400047635
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Description: Thomas Edison's greatest invention? His own fame. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion-picture cameras, Thomas Edison's name became  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Thomas Edison's greatest invention? His own fame. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion-picture cameras, Thomas Edison's name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most famous of all Americans provides a fuller view of Edison's life and times-revealing not only how he worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

Introduction
Success
Almost Famous
The Wizard of Menlo Park
Flight
Getting Ahead
Stagecraft
Immersion
Life After
Starting Anew
Battle Lost
Fun
Kingly Privilege
Friend Ford
Letting Go
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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