A Biography


Author: Matthew Josephson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471548065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 2904

Regarded as the classic standard biography on Thomas Edison. It is the only biography written in the last 40 years to be recommended by the official voice of the caretakers of the Edison Laboratory National Monument in New Jersey which houses all of Edison's original records, sketches, notes, correspondence and memoranda. Depicts Edison as a pivotal figure in America's economic and industrial revolution success and at the same time as a human being, including his exploitative and, at times, crude qualities.


A Life of Invention


Author: Paul Israel

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471362708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 1809

The definitive biography of the century's godfather of invention-from the preeminent Edison scholar "Israel's meticulous research and refusal to shy away from the dodgier aspects of Edison's personality offers a fresh glimpse into the life of the inventor."-New Scientist "Remarkable."-Nature "An authoritative look into Edison's working methods, here leavened by enough personal detail to give the achievements shape."-Publishers Weekly "Highly recommended." "Israel's book should go a long way toward taking Edison out of the shadows and placing him in the proper light."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Exhaustively researched, with strong emphasis on Edison's methods and achievements."-Kirkus Reviews The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: With only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds and becomes one of the greatest inventors in history. But the portrait that emerges from Edison: A Life of Invention reveals a man of genius and astonishing foresight whose career was actually a product of his fast-changing era. In this peerless biography, Paul Israel exposes for the first time the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. Informed by Israel's unprecedented access to workshop diaries, notebooks, letters, and more than five million pages of archives, this definitive biography brings fresh insights to a singularly influential and triumphant career in science.

Out of the Shadow

The Story of Charles Edison : a Biography


Author: John D. Venable

Publisher: N.A


Category: Governors

Page: 289

View: 483

John D. Rockefeller

die Karriere des Wirtschaftstitanen


Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930851638


Page: 252

View: 6393

Thomas Edison and His 1093 Patents - Biography Book Series for Kids | Children's Biography Books


Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541919963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5767

Today, let’s meet Thomas Edison and know him as the man with 1093 patents. Looking at the number of patents, you can already tell that Edison was a brilliant inventor. Reading his story will probably give you the boost of self confidence that you need to also follow your own dreams. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab a copy today!

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time


Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

View: 6488

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.


Inventing the Century


Author: Neil Baldwin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226035710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

View: 1364



His Life and Inventions


Author: Frank Lewis Dyer,Thomas Commerford Martin

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775418456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 940

View: 3167

Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park," author Frank Lewis Dyer offers a fascinating glimpse into Edison's extraordinary mind and remarkable ambition.

Thomas Edison in West Orange


Author: Edward Wirth

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439636125

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 9911

Thomas Edison spent the second half of his life in West Orange, about 10 miles from New York City. There he built his last and largest laboratory, where he developed motion pictures, improved the phonograph, and built an international business empire, earning over half of his 1,093 patents. The five laboratory buildings housed over 100 experimenters busily engaged in invention and innovation. As they turned ideas into commercial products, Edison surrounded the laboratory with factories that employed over 4,000 workers. From the first days, staff photographers documented every aspect of life in this town within a town.

TIME Magazine Biography--Thomas Edison


Author: Garth Sundem

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480768197


Page: 5

View: 2037

Introduce biographies with fun, creative activities that teach literacy skills and more. Stimulate student interest with the color TIME Magazine cover. Focus on the background information, time line, comprehension questions, and extension ideas.


The Man Who Made the Future


Author: Ronald Clark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448210275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8459

It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a patent every two weeks of his adult life, was the most famous American of his day. Only now, however, is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to access fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. In Edison: The Man Who Made The Future, first published in 1977, Ronald Clark describes the inventors early untutored upbringing, his struggles in the industrial jungle which grew up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and his vital contributions to what became the motion picture industry. A prolific inventor in his own right, he was also a developer of other men's ideas. A pacifist, he became President of the U.S. Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Thrusting, enquiring, and determined to leave his mark on history, he was, perhaps, the archetypal American of his era.

Edison's Electric Light

The Art of Invention


Author: Robert Friedel,Paul B. Israel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801899447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 2004

Revised and updated from the original 1986 edition, this definitive study of the most famous invention of America's most famous inventor is completely keyed to the printed and electronic versions of the Edison Papers, inviting the reader to explore further the remarkable original sources.

Die letzten Tage der Nacht


Author: Graham Moore


ISBN: 3732539822

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 4797

"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.


The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon


Author: Forrest McDonald

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587982439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5788

In this business biography, McDonald (retired, U. of Alabama) traces the career of Samuel Insull, who rose from his position as Thomas Edison's private secretary to become the head of an electric utility empire, only to have to flee to Greece in 1932 due to his indictment for fraud. The biography explores how Insull built his empire, his relations

Tesla Vs Edison

The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World


Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785833789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 4441

Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity. Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current. 120 years ago, they were billed as the 'Twin Wizards of Electricity', here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?

Thomas Edison

Prolific Inventor


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635015624

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 8024

Thomas Edison was a world famous inventor who patented hundreds of inventions in America and Europe. He was also a manufacturer and businessman. A life-long hard worker, Edison serves as an inspiration for many scientists and inventors, young and old. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses. Get the Answer Key for the Quizzes! Click HERE.

Structures of Change in the Mechanical Age

Technological Innovation in the United States, 1790–1865


Author: Ross Thomson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 2046

The United States registered phenomenal economic growth between the establishment of the new republic and the end of the Civil War. This study argues that the transition of the United States from an agrarian economy in 1790 to an industrial leader in 1865 relied fundamentally on the spread of technological knowledge within and across industries.

Growing American Rubber

Strategic Plants and the Politics of National Security


Author: Mark R Finlay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813548708

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 1998

Growing American Rubber explores America's quest during tense decades of the twentieth century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this unique and well-researched history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers. Mark Finlay plots out intersecting networks of actors including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, prominent botanists, interned Japanese Americans, Haitian peasants, and ordinary citizensùall of whom contributed to this search for economic self-sufficiency. Challenging once-familiar boundaries between agriculture and industry and field and laboratory, Finlay also identifies an era in which perceived boundaries between natural and synthetic came under review. Although synthetic rubber emerged from World War II as one solution, the issue of ever-diminishing natural resources and the question of how to meet twenty-first-century consumer, military, and business demands lingers today.