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Edison: a life of invention

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Publisher:
John Wiley,
Pub. Date:
c1998.
Language:
English
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The definitive biography of the century's godfather ofinvention-from the preeminent Edison scholar "Israel's meticulous research and refusal to shy away from thedodgier aspects of Edison's personality offers a fresh glimpse intothe life of the inventor."-New Scientist "Remarkable."-Nature "An authoritative look into Edison's working methods, here leavenedby enough personal detail to give the achievementsshape."-Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended." "Israel's book should go a long way toward taking Edison out of theshadows and placing him in the proper light."-AtlantaJournal-Constitution "Exhaustively researched, with strong emphasis on Edison's methodsand achievements."-Kirkus Reviews The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth thanhistory: With only three months of formal education, a hardworkingyoung man overcomes the odds and becomes one of the greatestinventors in history. But the portrait that emerges from Edison: ALife of Invention reveals a man of genius and astonishing foresightwhose career was actually a product of his fast-changing era. Inthis peerless biography, Paul Israel exposes for the first time theman behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within athoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brinkof massive change. Informed by Israel's unprecedented access toworkshop diaries, notebooks, letters, and more than five millionpages of archives, this definitive biography brings fresh insightsto a singularly influential and triumphant career in science.
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9780471529422
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