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

ISBN-10: 0316013854

ISBN-13: 9780316013857

Edition: 2006

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 692
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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 Got America Going
First steamboat
Successful steamboat services
High-pressure steam engine
The cotton gin to the machine age
A mass market
The telegraph
American big business
First successful American multinational
Vulcanized rubber
Drilling for oil
Blue jeans
The safety elevator
Credit rating
Transcontinental railway
America Takes Off
Adventurous Men Unite a Continent
Inventors
Science of innovation
Plastic
Wings
Gas mask
Modern radio
Democratizers
The people's car
The Kodak
Self-made American businesswoman
The people's banker
Retail franchise network
Jet age
Venture capital
Empire Builders
Maidenform bra tycoon
Cheap electricity for all
Television
Entertainment empire
IBM
Godfather of IBM
Mainframe computers
Minicomputers
Cosmetics company
Containers
Polaroid
Barbie
The Digital Age
The Electronic Elves of Silicon Valley
PC software
Apple
Microsoft
Biotech industry
CNN, 24-hour electronic news
MRI scanner
Google
Ten Lessons
Innovators Gallery
Acknowledgments
Selected Bibliography
Index
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